Koolyst Edinburgh City Guide

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 Art Festival Announces Pop Up Programme, Events and Talks to Complete Line-Up for 2019

From early morning viewings and late night culture crawls, to Pop Ups, Mud Ovens, workshops, tours and insight from world leading artists – this year’s programme has something for everyone. Internationally acclaimed artists to present Keynote Lecture and Artist Talks. Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller to give Keynote Lecture on creating world premiere Night […]

Registration is Now Open for Apple Summer Camps (and they are free!)

Registration opened today (June 24, 2019) for Apple’s free summer camps. Kids aged 8–12 will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks ranging from coding to art & design. The programmes on offer at the Princes Street store are as follows:- Creating Your Own Song with GarageBand
 In this three-day session, kids […]

Erth and Underbelly Present Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Australian immersive theatre company Erth marks its Fringe debut with a widely acclaimed show, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo, taking the young curious minds into a new dimension of performance art. Known for its unique immersive theatre style and artistry which can put Hollywood’s CGI to shame, Erth’s dinosaur puppets walk, roar and blink at the young […]

Underbelly’s Edinburgh Fringe: The Best Gig Theatre to Catch this August

A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy 19th – 26th Aug, 11.45am, Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey, tickets Innovative gig theatre based on interviews with women in the music industry, fusing poetry, live music and audio. A tale of growing up, finding a voice and listening to Joni Mitchell records from award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her […]

Musselburgh is the Place to be for Festival Fringe Fun!

The Brunton (Venue 191) welcomes Quantum Theatre’s The Wind in the Willows (Sat 17 Aug) to Inveresk Lodge Garden (Venue 377). This beautiful National Trust for Scotland property provides the perfect backdrop for a heart-warming tale of mishap and mayhem. Boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and high jinx on the open road with […]

BalletBoyz presents THEM/US at the Edinburgh Fringe

BalletBoyz: THEM/US Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe Show dates: 31st July – 15 August (not 7th), at 1pm It’s only 6 weeks until the internationally celebrated dance troupe BalletBoyz marks its Edinburgh Fringe debut, bringing its critically acclaimed double bill THEM/US to Underbelly’s McEwan Hall this August. Following a hugely successful tour across the UK, […]




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