What's On

Undoubtedly one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Edinburgh is also steeped in history with the city being established in the 12th century. There are loads of different ways to explore the city from guided bus tours to underground ghost hunts. There are certainly plenty of ways to enjoy your stay. And, oh, did we mention the Edinburgh Festival? The largest and most diverse festival in the world! There are far too many events on during the festival for us to mention. We think it is best that you immerse yourself within it. Each year is a whole new experience. The festival runs for pretty much all of August but our apartments fill up fast. If you want to ensure that you secure your apartment in the centre of it all then we advise booking at least 6 months in advance. The official Edinburgh Festival website is the place to go to see what’s on.

We have put together a top 5 of tours in Edinburgh (not just during the festival), with links to each one. These and based on our own experience, recommendations from previous guests and online ratings. They are in no particular order. Please make sure that you check availability for when you are staying.

This consists of four different tours catering for most age groups and interests from a tour of the old town to a bridge tour culminating in a Forth boat cruise.

This not to be missed tourist attraction can either be explored on your own or as part of a guided tour. Choose the latter to avoid missing any interesting facts.

There are many tours available from History Tours to the famous Ghost Tours. There is also a variety of Private Tours available from this award winning tour company.

The Scottish Parliament is a relatively new addition to Edinburgh but as quickly become iconic. It is well worth a visit to see the award winning architecture.

Voted Scotland’s best tourist attraction by VisitScotland and in TripAdvisor’s top 10 UK tourist attractions, this is one not to miss!

And Now For Something a Bit Different...

Many of our guests ask us to tell them about any attractions or tours that we know about that are bit different or unusual. This is usually after they have experienced all or most of the above. So here we go! Something a bit different top 5!

Ever fancied hiring a canal boat? There are 30 miles of canal winding all the way from Falkirk to Edinburgh. Here you can take part of several experiences including Santa trips! Only at the right time of year of course!

Every Saturday between 10am to 5pm you can enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables and artisan bread. Also available is a range of street food and gifts. Situated right next to our Castle Wynd Apartment and only a few minutes’walk to Spittal and Bread St.

Go in and experience one of the oldest buildings on the Royal Mile dating back to 1617. Here you can get an insight into tenement life in the 17th century. WARNING: You will almost certainly leave the fantastic gift shop with gifts in hand!

Are you a cat lover? If so then make your way to Maison de Moggy where you can enjoy a coffee and cake while being entertained by one of the feline residents. This could be your only opportunity to not only come close to a Sphynx cat but also have it sitting on your shoulder. The cafe is only 100 yards from the Spittal St and Bread St apartments.

Near the bottom of the Royal Mile is Dunbar’s Close Garden. Just off the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile you can sit with a freshly ground coffee bought from one of the coffee stands. It is so secret that you can even find yourself alone to enjoy the peace of this exceptional garden. This is only a short walk from all of our apartments, especially Easter Rd. Ssshhh...Don’t tell anyone!

The List provides an updated guide to everything happening in the city, so have a look through and see what is going on. This is updated daily.