Things to do in Edinburgh!

Why Spring is the Perfect Time to Visit Edinburgh

Image: Flickr (Adam Jackson Bell) We love Edinburgh all year round but spring can be a fantastic time to see the city at its best. Here are some reasons why we think spring is the perfect time to visit Edinburgh... It's actually quite sunny March, April and May are...

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The Cost of Living in Edinburgh

When choosing a place to study English, the cost of the course isn't the only thing to consider. Finding out about the cost of living in a certain city can help you to figure out your budget and pick the best place to suit your needs. Edinburgh is one of the most...

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Step into Edinburgh’s most haunted places

Halloween is approaching as fast as people from Edinburgh died during the dark time when The Black Death (also known as The Plague) spread across the city and killed thousands of its inhabitants, and so we would like to share with you some of the most haunted places...

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Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten Free in Edinburgh

Image credit: Stacy Spensley (Flickr) Edinburgh has more than the usual dishes to offer when it comes to going out for a meal. Here are a few options if you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant: – Take-away, Restaurants, Coffee shops – Henderson’s Coffee shop...

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What to look out for in September!

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe can dominate some people's thoughts about Scotland's capital city, and not without reason - it is the world's largest arts festival, after all. However, that's not to say Edinburgh isn't bursting with great things to do throughout the...

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See Our Erasmus + Courses on Film!

We had a record number of teachers studying with us through the Erasmus + programme this summer! As part of the course, teachers from all over the world can explore Scottish history through a variety of cultural activities. Here is a selection of videos from our...

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Visit the beautiful Georgian House in Edinburgh

We like to organise weekly activities to help our students to discover Scottish culture. Yesterday a group of students went to the Georgian House. Situated in the historic Charlotte Square, the Georgian House provides a glimpse into 18th century life in the New Town....

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Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time

Be transfixed with awe and wonder by a mesmerising digital animation and the deep, emotional impact of music by Mogwai. The Standard Life Opening Event: Deep Time on Sunday 7 August 2016 will transport you through 350 million years of Edinburgh’s history. And it’ll...

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10 Things To Do in Edinburgh in the Summer

In the summertime, the city of Edinburgh is the best place to experience festivals of all kinds. The city is completely overtaken by a cultural storm, full of colours, sounds and impressive performances. Summer is also a wonderful time to appreciate the best of the...

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What to do in Edinburgh this weekend

No plans for this weekend? Don't worry, we will help you out with that! TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann - 6, 7 & 8 May A festival inspired by the traditional arts and culture of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal...

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Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Prepare to be amazed this summer in the capital of Scotland. For its 7th year running, the Edinburgh Magic Festival has more than you can imagine in store. Unforgettable and jaw-dropping performances are awaiting you from some of the greatest illusionists,...

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What’s on in May in Edinburgh

Image credit : Hidden Door 1st May Gumball 3000 Rally 18:00 to 22:00 | Regent Road | Free During the 18th annual Gumball 3000 rally, 120 supercars will be driving form Dublin to Bucharest. Lucky for you, they are stopping in Edinburgh on the 1st May! This free public...

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Beltane Fire Festival 2016 in Edinburgh

Picture Martin Robertson via Flickr Creative Commons Where fire and an ancient Gaelic ritual meet. The modern Beltane Fire Festival is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which traditionally began on the evening before the 1st May and marked the...

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Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone

Picture by Sabine Perry The exquisite Rosslyn Chapel is a masterpiece in stone. It used to be one of Scotland's best kept secrets, but it became world-famous when it was featured in Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code. Art historian Helen Rosslyn, whose husband's ancestor...

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20 Things to Do in Edinburgh in Summer 2016

Image credit: Flickr, Ian Dick As the world's leading festival city, Edinburgh has plenty to offer all year round. If you're planning on visiting in the summertime, you can take advantage of longer days to appreciate the best of the city's architecture, cafés, beaches...

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What’s on in Edinburgh in March?

Image credit: Essential Edinburgh Winter is almost over and we can't wait for Spring! Here are a few things to keep you entertained in March: Edinburgh Fashion Week (5th March - 13th March) A photo posted by EdinEvents (@edin_events) on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:10am PST...

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Burns Night

Tonight (25th January) marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns. Find out about his life and poetry, the Burns supper, and this year’s festivities here! Around the world tributes to Robert Burns are held through the ritual of the Burns...

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Edinburgh Hogmanay – Street Party

Fireworks from Edinburgh Castle by Patrick Down via Flickr Live bands and DJs fill the Edinburgh streets with music, as the city centre comes alive with festivities and party people from all over the world gather to bring in 2016 in style. One of the world's biggest...

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Edinburgh Hogmanay – Torchlight Procession

The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2015/16 is the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Last year over 30,000 people participated in this world renowned family event. Join thousands of torch carriers as they illuminate the city centre on their way to a spectacular...

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Don’t Miss Bonfire Night in Edinburgh!

Lewis Raeburn : Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle / Via Flickr Tonight is Bonfire Night across the UK!  It's traditionally celebrated by setting off fireworks and - especially if you're in England - burning a ‘Guy’ (an effigy made of straw or paper and old clothes) on a...

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What’s on in Edinburgh This November?

Starbucks have released their festive flavours and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! But don't worry, there's still plenty to do in Edinburgh before the festivities kick off. Here is our selection of fun things to do in Edinburgh in November! Bonfire Night...

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5 Most Haunted Places in Edinburgh

With its grizzly history of battles, grave robbers, serial killers and executions, it’s no wonder that Edinburgh is a hotbed for paranormal activity. It regularly comes top in the list of the UK's most haunted places and has attracted TV production companies and...

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Discover Edinburgh’s Live Music Scene!

From traditional folk to punk-rock, blues to metal, pop to jazz, Edinburgh’s live music scene has something for everyone. If you enjoy traditional folk music, make sure to visit one of Edinburgh’s many renowned folk bars. For over half a century, local musicians and...

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10 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Edinburgh

Summer is almost officially over but there are still plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy this Autumn. Here are some suggestions which are all within easy reach of Edinburgh's city centre: 1. Go hillwalking in the Pentlands Located only a short bus journey...

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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two. The galleries are set in stunning parkland, surrounded by outdoor sculptures by artists...

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8 Things to Do in Edinburgh this September!

The Edinburgh Festival season is officially over for another year but don't worry! There's still plenty to keep you entertained in the city this month: Outdoor Cinema in the Royal Botanic Garden - 4th September Every night from 4th - 6th September, The Luna Cinema and...

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The Edinburgh Mela Takes Place This Weekend!

Edinburgh’s festival season is almost over (where did the time go?!) but don’t worry… we’ve still got the Edinburgh Mela to look forward to this weekend! It’s a two-day event which was founded in 1995 to showcase the talents of Edinburgh’s ethnic communities. It...

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10 Ways to Discover Literature in Edinburgh

As a city steeped in history, culture and beautiful architecture, it’s no wonder Edinburgh has served as a source of inspiration for some of the world’s most celebrated authors. In 2004 Edinburgh became the first UNESCO City of Literature thanks to its array of...

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Sit back and enjoy Edinburgh’s outdoor cinemas!

June is the month of film in Edinburgh with the International Film Festival just around the corner! Film in the City kicks off the celebrations this year with a fun-filled weekend of entertainment.  The main festival will begin on 17th June but This is Edinburgh has...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

Established in June 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world’s longest-running film festival. It normally takes place for two weeks each June and gives film-lovers the opportunity to see a wide selection of UK and international films from a range...

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Discover Edinburgh’s Underground Arts Scene

Uncover some of Edinburgh's best kept secrets with Hidden Door from 22nd - 30th May. It's an annual event which celebrates creativity in Edinburgh by showcasing the work of local artists and performers. The festival usually takes place in a derelict or unknown place...

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Ceilidh Dancing in Scotland

A ceilidh is a Scottish social event which involves traditional folk music and dancing. You will normally come across ceilidhs on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. However, there are several venues across Edinburgh and Scotland which...

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3 Things to Do this May Day Weekend!

Do you need some ideas for what to do on your May Day weekend? We’ve selected three events to make the best of your weekend! Spring Speyside Whisky Festival, 30 April to 4 May Take the time to visit Speyside, known to be the "Malt Whisky Country" with the highest...

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Beltane Fire Festival 2015!

The modern Beltane Fire Festival is inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which began on the evening before 1 May and marked the beginning of summer. The modern festival was started in 1988 by a small group of enthusiasts including the musical collective...

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5 Things to Do in Edinburgh this Month

Spring is settling in and a sense of growing excitement and optimism is in the air.  Let’s enjoy it with our selection of 5 things to do this month in Edinburgh. Edinburgh International Science Festival, various venues, 2nd April – 19th April Each year Edinburgh...

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What to Do in Edinburgh This Easter

Easter weekend in Edinburgh is always packed full of activities and fun days out, with special events taking place around the city. Along with the traditions of eating hot cross buns and exchanging chocolate eggs, there is plenty of choice if you’re looking for...

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Nightlife in Edinburgh

During the day, Edinburgh is the perfect place to explore historic landmarks, cobbled streets and beautiful scenery. However, when the sun goes down you can see how much this lively city really has to offer. Delving into Edinburgh’s nightlife offers the perfect...

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