Cool Things To Do in Edinburgh

Some offbeat, some sweat inducing and all downright awesome - find all the cool things to do in Edinburgh.

The Beltane Fire Festival, held on Calton Hill on 30th April, is a neo-pagan fertility ceremony. Revelers in costume and body paint dance around the hill to the sound of various drummers, musicians. Bonfires rage and spectacular props abound to make the whole thing a rare and often enthralling sight.

Be transported back to the '30s and '40s and learn how to swing dance with Zoot Swing for only £6 per class. They also offer weekend long aerial workshops and sensual and seductive blues dancing classes. Come alone or come with a friend, you'll be guaranteed a fun time no matter what!

Explore the highlands & islands of Scotland, discover the famous Whisky Trail, visit historic castles and sacred sites or Scotland's west coast wilderness with the wind rushing through your hair. One of the best ways to tour the country, Cycle Scotland offers affordable bike rentals and tours. You'll be able to really immerse yourself in the country's natural beauty and not from behind the plexiglass of a much too crowded bus.

Embrace Scotland's national drink! Visit the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Located on the Royal Mile at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, you can take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process.

The Real Mary King's Close is an incredible tour of the long-forgotten underground streets of Edinburgh dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, which were paved over as the city grew. Guides dressed in period costumes walk you through these long-forgotten closes, buildings and streets while describing what life may have been like for the residents, particularly during the plague. The closes are thought to be haunted as well, and tourists can take either a normal walking tour or a supernatural history tour.

The Real Mary King's Close

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2 Warriston's Close
High St

An incredible tour of the long-forgotten underground streets of Edinburgh dating from the 16th and 17th centuries... read more

City of the Dead Tour

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Royal Mile

The spookiest ghost tour in Edinburgh, featuring the violent Mackenzie Poltergeist... read more

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Falconry Scotland

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Dalhousie Castle Hotel
Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Bonnyrigg

Enjoy the raptors... read more

Edinburgh Vaults Walking Tour

City Walk... read more

Beltane Fire Festival

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Calton Hill

An amazing Gaelic, neo-pagan fertility festival...
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Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

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354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile

Celebrate the history and distillation of whisky...
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Zoot Swing - Lindy Hop, Swing Dance classes in Edinburgh

Old St. Paul's Hall, Jeffrey Street

Learn how to swing dance with Zoot Swing - a great time guaranteed for all... read more

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Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags

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Queens Drive
Holyrood Park

Extinct volcano... read more

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Princes Street
Princes Street Gardens

Ice rink part of Edinburgh's Christmas festivities... read more

Cycle Scotland

29 Blackfriars Street

Best bike tour in Edinburgh... read more
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