Things to do in Edinburgh

There is lots to do in Edinburgh all year round. There are five art galleries in total, including the Scottish National Portrait GalleryNational Gallery of Modern Art  and The National Gallery of Scotland. These are open all year round and exhibit everyone from local artists to Monet.

If it’s science you are interested in then the Natiional Museum is situated in Chambers Street near the city centre. It is free to get in and has a new section dedicated to the history of Scotland.

For a more interactive experience, the Dynamic Earth is one of Edinburgh’s most exciting, “must see” attractions. Take a thrilling journey back in time and learn about our planet Earth.

We are very close to the Royal Infirmary and Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Edinburgh Zoo, the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, conservation and environmental education.

If you come in August you will catch the Edinburgh International Festival and the Festival Fringe, more comedy, film, dance and theatre in one place than you have ever seen before. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo and firework display is on at Edinburgh Castle.

For drinking and eating Edinburgh has a wide variety of restaurants and bars many of which open until 3am (or 4am at festival time). If it a wee dram you are after then the Whisky Heritage Centre will introduce you to all the different processes that make Scotch Whisky  unique and a chance to sample a few.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries with your accommodation or Edinburgh in general.

The Thistle House
1 Kilmaurs Terrace
EH16 5BZ
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 667 2002
Email:  info@thethistlehouse.co.uk

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