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Edinburgh’s Koolyst City Guide

We love Edinburgh – it’s charm, it’s history, cobbled streets, architecture, and it’s many festivals, including the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival where our city becomes a culture hub for the whole month of August. Scotland’s Capital is full of amazing bars, cafes and restaurants, along with many theatres, museums and art galleries. You will be sure to enjoy some friendly Scottish hospitality when you visit.

Why not head along to the National Museum of Scotland, or visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or if you are feeling adventurous you can even climb Arthur’s Seat. Immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh with a guided ghost tour, or learn all about Burke and Hare and their body snatching ways at Edinburgh Dungeons. And, if you are a Harry Potter fan then you are in luck, as Edinburgh is where it all started.




The Best of Edinburgh

15 of the Best Spots to Get that Instagram Shot in Edinburgh

If you are an avid Instagram user, then you will know the phrase “it’s all about the ‘gram”  – this means getting the perfect shot for your grid, and going to great lengths to make sure it’s Instagram-worthy. We all know that Edinburgh is stunning, so below we have created a list of where we […]

The Best Escape Rooms in Edinburgh

Escape Rooms are vastly becoming a popular way to spend time having fun with friends or with family. We have rounded up some of the best that Edinburgh has to offer. But the question is, can you escape? Department of Magic What trip to Edinburgh, home of medieval witches & wizards, would be complete without […]

The Best Vintage Stores in Edinburgh

Vintage lovers rejoice! Edinburgh has an amazing selection of vintage stores, so if you enjoy a rummage through the rails for that unique vintage find, then you are in luck. Below are our go-to stores. THOSE WERE THE DAYS Located in lovely Stockbridge, Those Were The Days is a little treasure trove of vintage loveliness. The […]

The Best Summer Camps for Edinburgh Kids 2019

The summer school break can feel like a long stretch, especially if you don’t have childcare in place. If you don’t have summer camp already booked to keep your little ones having fun, then we have got you covered. Summer camp allows your child to learn a new skill, or enhance an existing one, meet […]

The Best Places to Go Ten Pin Bowling In Edinburgh

A great indoor activity for families to enjoy together is ten pin bowling. It is a fabulous way to enjoy some healthy family competitive spirit, or a great way for your kids to have fun with their friends. Also, a super idea for a birthday party as they offer party package for kids. Below are the […]

The Best Beer Gardens in Edinburgh

When the weather is lovely, there is nothing better than gathering a group of friends and heading to a beer garden. There are plenty to choose from in Edinburgh, and we have selected our favourites below:- The Peartree This is a popular outdoor space – there is plenty of room, and it attracts a mixed crowd […]

News & Reviews

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Performance: Audacious Mr Astley

The art-form and entertainment we know as ‘circus’ began in London 250 years ago. Who better to tell the story of those early days than the ‘father of the modern circus’, Philip Astley himself? Swapping his red tail-coat and top hat for the uniform and wig of a 1760s hussar, and his microphone for a […]

Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe – Adaptations and Retellings of Classics and Popular Stories

Beauty and the Beast 1st – 11th Aug, 11.10am, Underbelly Cowgate, Belly Dancer, tickets On his way home through the forest, Beauty’s father picks her a rose from the enchanted palace gardens. That turns out to be a very big mistake… A heartwarming, high-energy retelling of Jeanne Marie de Beaumont’s classic tale about loyalty, bravery […]

Cirque Berserk! Family Ticket Giveaway

We are delighted to partner with Cirque Berserk! to offer one of our readers a FAMILY TICKET for their amazing show. The ticket is valid during the first week of their run at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. To enter our giveaway, please send us your name via email, it’s as simple as that. Deadline to […]

Thousands of Free Tickets Released for Edinburgh International Festival’s Stadium Concert

Today (July 1, 2019), the Edinburgh International Festival releases thousands of tickets for the completely free 15,000 capacity Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle. The tickets are available from 10am at www.eif.co.uk. The Opening Event sees one of the world’s leading orchestras, conducted by the legendary Gustavo Dudamel, perform some of the […]

Deloitte Helps UK Tech Camp Give Young Scots a Leg Up on Their Future

Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of tech education extra-curriculars, is launching in Edinburgh this summer. Deloitte Edinburgh recognises the need to equip young people with the digital skills they need to fully engage with their futures, and has generously offered Fire Tech office space overlooking the castle to run their tech summer holiday tech camps for 9-17-year-olds. […]

Top Bmx Riders Kriss Kyle and Alex Coleborn Complete Line Up for Danny Macaskill’s Drop & Roll Edinburgh Fringe Debut

Scotland’s own – one of the world’s top BMX riders – Kriss Kyle and Jersey’s Alex Coleborn join Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw for Edinburgh Fringe at Underbelly’s Circus Hub Danny MacAskill’s Drop and Roll Show Live brings the best-known street trials show in the world to the stage for the very first time In […]




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