One of the biggest reasons to visit Edinburgh is to look back at the past and explore the incredible historical landmarks and attractions. However, many visitors are also interested in the contemporary art that plays a big role in the culture of the city. Whether you are in Edinburgh for a few hours or a few weeks, make it a priority to visit one or more of these top contemporary art galleries and museums located throughout the city.
As the year of ‘Homecoming Scotland’, 2014 is a particularly special time to visit Edinburgh. Whether Scottish by blood, or simply Scottish in spirit, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the beauty, history and culture of this majestic country. In addition to our holiday deals, here are 10 brilliant reasons to visit Edinburgh 2014:
Runners from all across the globe travel to Edinburgh every May for the annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival. For EMF 2014, we’re treating runners to a special Edinburgh Marathon package of post-race goodies and, to help you ‘run like a local’ during your stay, local blogger Margaret is here to share her EMF tips:
The PBH Free Fringe is an offshoot of Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival (which is itself an offshoot of the Edinburgh International Festival) dedicated to keeping the Festival experience affordable for audiences and for up-and-coming performers.
As the title suggests, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is an annual event that showcases some of the year’s most exciting new films. Its programme always includes a range of films, from those starring local talent to those that are particularly innovative or highly anticipated.
With its relatively flat route and beautiful seaside scenery, it’s easy to see why the Edinburgh Marathon attracts runners from across the globe. The annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival is comprised of several different running events over the course of a weekend. This year, the Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay Race take place Sunday, 26 May, while the 5K, 10K and Junior Races take place the day before.
Edinburgh Festivals are famous all over the world. We have all types of festival comedy, books, music, science, jazz to name a few and things brings all different types of visitors to Edinburgh Festivals, not only do we cater for the visitors but we can also provide excellent, central accommodation for the participants that means you will be within walking distance of your venue which is always a bonus especially during the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival when many venues are open until 5am!
The Six Nations Rugby Championship is without doubt the greatest rugby tournament on earth followed quickly by the greatest drinking festival in Edinburgh after each game. Each year the collective fans of each team share in the passion and excitement of this feast of rugby whether watching the game at Murrayfield Stadium or watching in one of the many outdoor bar venues like The Three Sisters.