Best events in Edinburgh

Check out the top events in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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598 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
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Alastair
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the…
Susan
Beautiful garden to explore rare and unusual plants, and see wonderful views of Edinburgh from different view…
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a…
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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598 local reviews
Arboretum Pl
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 248 2909
Alastair
Alastair
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers…
Susan
Susan
Beautiful garden to explore rare and unusual plants, and see wonderful views of Edinburgh from different view points. Palm Houses have a…
Toby
Toby
The Botanic Gardens are a centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation, as well as a popular tourist attraction. The…
2. Summerhall
2. Summerhall
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97 local reviews
Summerhall Pl
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 131 560 1580
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Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of…
Rowan
Great bar and with a variety of events in the evening (film screenings and live music). Every Tuesday there is…
Kerry
Oddly eclectic arts venue, for off the beaten track art exhibitions, events and performances - it's a festival…
2. Summerhall
2. Summerhall
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97 local reviews
Summerhall Pl
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+44 131 560 1580
Siddharthas
Hub of 'Community' and 'Creativity', the Summerhall it's a great place where to hang out! Former School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh,…
Rowan
Rowan
Great bar and with a variety of events in the evening (film screenings and live music). Every Tuesday there is a Ceilidh- very popular and…
Kerry
Kerry
Oddly eclectic arts venue, for off the beaten track art exhibitions, events and performances - it's a festival venue, so a hive of activity…
3. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
3. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
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41 local reviews
36 Dalmeny St
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 555 7100
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Christine And Neil
OOTB is an arts and education trust, offering events, performances, exhibitions and more. It's based at the…
Kyra
Located in a converted Victorian building, this mixed used space hosts galleries, art events, workshops,…
Emma
Varied arts and community events and exhibitions. Always something interesting on on a Saturday. Film nights,…
3. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
3. The Out of the Blue Drill Hall
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41 local reviews
36 Dalmeny St
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 131 555 7100
Christine And Neil
Christine And Neil
OOTB is an arts and education trust, offering events, performances, exhibitions and more. It's based at the Drill Hall, which was built in…
Kyra
Kyra
Located in a converted Victorian building, this mixed used space hosts galleries, art events, workshops, studio space and much more. It has…
Emma
Emma
Varied arts and community events and exhibitions. Always something interesting on on a Saturday. Film nights, breakfast mornings, yoga…
4. Festival Theatre
4. Festival Theatre
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73 local reviews
13-29 Nicolson St
+44 131 529 6000
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Darren
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre (originally Empire Palace Theatre and later shortened to Empire Theatre) is a…
Raffaele
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland…
Graeme
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland…
4. Festival Theatre
4. Festival Theatre
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73 local reviews
13-29 Nicolson St
+44 131 529 6000
Darren
Darren
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre (originally Empire Palace Theatre and later shortened to Empire Theatre) is a performing arts venue used…
Raffaele
Raffaele
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland used primarily for performances…
Graeme
Graeme
The Edinburgh Festival Theatre is a performing arts venue located on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland used primarily for performances…
5. The Meadows
5. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
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Christine
In recent years, many events and temporary venues have made use of the Meadows, most infamously the Ladyboys…
Chris
A fantastic urban park with plenty of open green space, this is a centre of local life, the arts, and sport. …
Tommy
The place is great to hang out after a tiring day, or just to meet up with friends and sit on the grass. Known…
5. The Meadows
5. The Meadows
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345 local reviews
Melville Dr
+44 131 529 5151
Christine
Christine
In recent years, many events and temporary venues have made use of the Meadows, most infamously the Ladyboys of Bangkok and their circus…
Chris
Chris
A fantastic urban park with plenty of open green space, this is a centre of local life, the arts, and sport. Spring and summer bbq's abound…
Tommy
Tommy
The place is great to hang out after a tiring day, or just to meet up with friends and sit on the grass. Known to host some sporting events…
6. National Museum of Scotland
6. National Museum of Scotland
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669 local reviews
Chambers St
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 300 123 6789
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Kat
TO DO: This museum has appeal for all. It's permanent exhibits are of a world class standards and cover…
Tanya
There is lots to see and do for all the family. They often have special exhibitions that you have to pay for…
Jamie
Completely free to enter, this is one of the most popular attractions in Edinburgh. Various exhibitions and…
6. National Museum of Scotland
6. National Museum of Scotland
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669 local reviews
Chambers St
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+44 300 123 6789
Kat
Kat
TO DO: This museum has appeal for all. It's permanent exhibits are of a world class standards and cover subjects ranging from communication…
Tanya
Tanya
There is lots to see and do for all the family. They often have special exhibitions that you have to pay for. Lots of interactive displays…
Jamie
Jamie
Completely free to enter, this is one of the most popular attractions in Edinburgh. Various exhibitions and events take place throughout the…
7. Portobello Beach
7. Portobello Beach
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200 local reviews
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David
Located a few miles from the city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand making it…
Darren
Portobello Beach is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand to stroll along. This Seaside…
Sheryll
Portobello Beach, just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of…
7. Portobello Beach
7. Portobello Beach
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200 local reviews
David
David
Located a few miles from the city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand making it perfect for swimming and…
Darren
Darren
Portobello Beach is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of sand to stroll along. This Seaside Award-winning beach draws large crowds…
Sheryll
Sheryll
Portobello Beach, just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of golden sand making it perfect…
8. The Cask & Barrel
8. The Cask & Barrel
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36 local reviews
115 Broughton St
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+44 131 556 3132
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Fiona
Proper bar with no airs or graces with a good selection of local craft beers plus guest ales on a rotating…
Chris
Place to go if you want to watch the footie or big sport event with a pint. Features hand pulled pumps of…
Graham
Great local bar with a wide selection of beers. Shows all the major sporting events on big TV's.
8. The Cask & Barrel
8. The Cask & Barrel
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36 local reviews
115 Broughton St
Open · Closes 12:30 AM
+44 131 556 3132
Fiona
Fiona
Proper bar with no airs or graces with a good selection of local craft beers plus guest ales on a rotating basis.Basic food but a good place…
Chris
Chris
Place to go if you want to watch the footie or big sport event with a pint. Features hand pulled pumps of traditional and guest beers.
Graham
Graham
Great local bar with a wide selection of beers. Shows all the major sporting events on big TV's.
9. Usher Hall
9. Usher Hall
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65 local reviews
Lothian Rd
Open · Closes in 16 minutes
+44 131 228 1155
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Noreen
I am told musicians swoon with delight at the acoustics in this splendid Beaux Arts concert hall funded by…
Emma
The Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop,…
Tanya
A large theatre with great acoustics - a lot of touring concerts and events end up here. Good restaurants…
9. Usher Hall
9. Usher Hall
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65 local reviews
Lothian Rd
Open · Closes in 16 minutes
+44 131 228 1155
Noreen
Noreen
I am told musicians swoon with delight at the acoustics in this splendid Beaux Arts concert hall funded by Andrew Usher, an Edwardian…
Emma
Emma
The Usher Hall is a centre of excellence embracing the widest range of music and events, including rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, comedy,…
Tanya
Tanya
A large theatre with great acoustics - a lot of touring concerts and events end up here. Good restaurants nearby.
10. BT Murrayfield Stadium
10. BT Murrayfield Stadium
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93 local reviews
Roseburn St
Open · Closes in 16 minutes
+44 131 346 5000
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Johnny
Scotland's premier Rugby stadium. Hosts international fixtures and musicians including The Rolling Stones,…
Paul
Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium and also home of Edinburgh Rugby! Located only 10 mins from the house…
Jonathan
There are lots of events on throughout the year at Murrayfield Stadium. Rugby, concerts etc.....
10. BT Murrayfield Stadium
10. BT Murrayfield Stadium
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93 local reviews
Roseburn St
Open · Closes in 16 minutes
+44 131 346 5000
Johnny
Johnny
Scotland's premier Rugby stadium. Hosts international fixtures and musicians including The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Red Hot Chili Peppers…
Paul
Paul
Murrayfield International Rugby Stadium and also home of Edinburgh Rugby! Located only 10 mins from the house its an ideal location for…
Jonathan
Jonathan
There are lots of events on throughout the year at Murrayfield Stadium. Rugby, concerts etc.....
11. Edinburgh Castle
11. Edinburgh Castle
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850 local reviews
Castlehill
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 9846
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Andrew
Standing on its great rock, Edinburgh castle dominates Scotland's capital. Great events have taken place…
Jane
Standing on its great rock, Edinburgh castle dominates Scotland's capital. Great events have taken place…
Kelly
A must when visiting Scotlands Capital. Plan ahead and see if any events are happening during your visit!
11. Edinburgh Castle
11. Edinburgh Castle
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850 local reviews
Castlehill
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:30 AM
+44 131 225 9846
Andrew
Andrew
Standing on its great rock, Edinburgh castle dominates Scotland's capital. Great events have taken place within its wall and it has…
Jane
Jane
Standing on its great rock, Edinburgh castle dominates Scotland's capital. Great events have taken place within its wall and it has…
Kelly
Kelly
A must when visiting Scotlands Capital. Plan ahead and see if any events are happening during your visit!
12. Scottish Storytelling Centre
12. Scottish Storytelling Centre
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12 local reviews
43-45 High St
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+44 131 556 9579
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Andrew
Fascinating place with storytelling events from around the world. I've never found anything like this place…
Esther
This is a lovely place to go off the high street. Events and concerts happen there. Coffee shop inside, also…
Anne
Arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. You will find storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family…
12. Scottish Storytelling Centre
12. Scottish Storytelling Centre
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12 local reviews
43-45 High St
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+44 131 556 9579
Andrew
Andrew
Fascinating place with storytelling events from around the world. I've never found anything like this place and have had some of my most…
Esther
Esther
This is a lovely place to go off the high street. Events and concerts happen there. Coffee shop inside, also highly recommend Mrs MacIntyres…
Anne
Anne
Arts venue located on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. You will find storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops happening…