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The Grassmarket Festival

The Grassmarket Festival April 27, 2011 | Events | Read More
The Grassmarket Festival, a brand new event, begins this Friday and will run for three days in the historic and popular Grassmarket area of Edinburgh: April 29, 30 and May 1. Edinburgh's Grassmarket Despite the Grassmarket’s often raucous nature by night, the organisers tell us that a common...

Where to Watch the Royal Nuptials in Edinburgh

Where to Watch the Royal Nuptials in Edinburgh April 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The wedding of the century is fast approaching. Prince William, future heir to the British throne, and his elegant bride Kate Middleton will wed on Friday, April 29th at Westminster Abbey in London. But you don’t have to travel southward for the big event — toast the happy couple right here...

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival April 25, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s time to celebrate the arrival of summer with Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Society. Every April 30th the charity puts on the visually stunning Beltane Fire Festival, a Celtic fertility procession that typically draws some 12,000 people each year. The May Queen and her white possy And it’s...

A Hopping Good Time: Easter in Edinburgh

A Hopping Good Time: Easter in Edinburgh April 20, 2011 | Kid Friendly | Read More
Easter is just a few days away, and if your kids are hopping for the chance to gorge themselves on chocolate eggs or search for that elusive holiday bunny, check out these events in Edinburgh. Cadbury Easter Egg Trails Fun at a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail For the fourth year running, Cadburys  is joining...

Neighborhood Watch: Idyllic Leith Docks

Neighborhood Watch: Idyllic Leith Docks April 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith sits at the mouth of the Water of Leith on the south shore of the scenic Firth of Forth estuary. For decades it was dismissed as a harbor of ill repute, where prostitutes lured rowdy sailors and the city’s poor lived in rough and squalid conditions. But...

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh April 14, 2011 | Events | Read More
Monday, April 18 is World Heritage Day, which celebrates cultural and national heritage sites throughout the world that hold universal value. Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns are on the UNESCO 911 property list, and recently they were named the most recommended World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom...

Get Tickets Now for Edinburgh International Festival!

Get Tickets Now for Edinburgh International Festival! April 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Tickets for the Edinburgh International Festival are on sale! Book your tickets NOW for this spectacular three week summer festival that features the best in opera, music, theatre, dance and visual arts from around the world. Hurry, the events sell out fast! Opera: "The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan,"...

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival

World On a String: The Puppet Animation Festival April 11, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Explore the fantastical worlds of stringed beasts, wooden swordsmen and sock princesses. The Puppet Animation Festival is the UK’s largest performing arts festival for children; it features more than 300 performances and events in more than 150 venues across the country, including Edinburgh and...

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

Edinburgh International Harp Festival April 7, 2011 | Events | Read More
Listen to the canorous vibrations of the clarsach (pronounced klɑrsəx), a small Irish or Scottish harp, also known as the Gaelic harp. This beautiful instrument will take centre stage at the 30th annual Edinburgh International Harp Festival, which runs this Friday, April 8 through Wednesday, April...

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival

Big Bang: Edinburgh’s International Science Festival April 6, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Are your eyes often glued to the Discovery Channel? Does studying thermodynamics or quantum physics make you squeal with joy? Are you an ardent fan of Alexander Graham Bell, or is The Big Bang Theory your favorite show? Then get ready, because, just like particles in heated gas, your atoms are about...
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