On the 30th April, as the sun sets, Beltane Festival actors and dancers will be re-imagining the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane for the thirtieth time. Beltane Festival will mark the changing seasons with a wild mix of drums, fire and physical theatre – on a scale not seen anywhere else in the world.
Join Edinburgh’s best Pub Crawl! It’s a smart way to making new friends in Edinburgh, have some laughs, party with other students, backpackers, and international locals from all over the world! Visit three great pubs and clubs in the Edinburgh city and enjoy Edinburgh’s famous nightlife. Highlights Join central Edinburgh’s biggest pub crawl Visit four […]
In 2018, the festival will return to the old Leith Theatre from 25 May to 3rd June 2018; with 10 days and nights of music, theatre, visual art, film, dance, spoken word, late-night DJ’s and special events. This year’s event will be turning the derelict Old Leith Theatre and the old State Cinema into a […]
Do you enjoy eating outdoors in a fun, friendly atmosphere…? then Edinburgh International Society invites you to The Meadows International Summer Picnic 2018. It’s that time of the year where we start to celebrate the summer! A chance for the student, traveller, entrepreneur and young professional to enjoy a social picnic and meet new/old friends – […]
Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival has brought powerful and significant work to delight and challenge the capital’s residents and visitors. Experience some of Edinburgh’s grandest venues, and to complement the performances on offer, a range of participatory events, talks, screenings and conversations with the artists themselves. Edinburgh’s six major theatres and concert halls, a few […]
How is it that streets that were once the bustling heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town came to be sealed off and hidden from sight? Tours at The Real Mary King’s Close, you’ll be transported back to 17th century Edinburgh as a costumed character guide leads you on an hour-long fully guided tour through the uniquely preserved streets and spaces. Marvel at how different life would have been for the people of Edinburgh when these streets were open to the skies. Visit Real Mary King’s Close Arrive at The Real Mary King’s Close in plenty of time before your tour slot, our entrance is on the Royal Mile opposite St.Giles Cathedral. While you are waiting for your tour to begin, you can discover our exhibition area and find out more about life on the Closes. Meet your guide who will transport you back in time. From maid to the merchant, foul clenger to poet and even the daughter of Mary King herself, each character offers a unique perspective on day to day life on the Close. Descend the steps and marvel at the stories of past residents. Imagine how their lives would have been. Get under the skin of the plague, learn […]
Do you want to use digital to reach more people in Edinburgh creatives? Are you looking to improve your service through digital tools and approaches? The Edinburgh Creative Network is a gathering of like minds in Edinburgh, Scotland. Why not sign up for one of our free events and networking opportunities! Edinburgh Creative Network’s face-to-face and creative networking events will cover a range of topics such as advertising, marketing, design, printing, art, communications, photography, media, and web production. Creative Network gathers quarterly at different locations throughout Edinburgh to hang-out, and meet new people, all without agenda leaving attitudes at the door for a great night out. If you’re new to the Edinburgh scene or want to meet people of like minds, check out Edinburgh Creative Events to find out what’s going on where and when and to register. Our events are very popular so don’t miss out!
Mesolithic and Neolithic stone and flint tools found in Holyrood Park reveal human activity on the site since at least 5000 BC. Bronze Age people farmed the land and lived in small settlements, traces of which survive today. Agricultural terraces can still be seen on the eastern slopes of Arthur’s Seat when the sun is low.A hoard of late Bronze Age weapons discovered in Duddingston Loch in 1778 is one of the most spectacular finds from the area. Four Dark Age forts are still clearly visible on the park’s rocky slopes, which were well suited to fortification. There is one strategic position each on: Salisbury Crags Samson’s Ribs Arthur’s Seat Dunsapie Crag Traces of houses can be seen within the fort on Dunsapie Crag. These are thought to date from the early Iron Age. Religious links Holyrood Park’s strong religious associations go back as far as the 1100s, possibly earlier.Its origins as a royal park lie in its ownership by Holyrood and Kelso Abbeys, and the close relationship with Holyrood Abbey is very significant. St Anthony’s Chapel, which sits on a rocky outcrop above St Margaret’s Loch, is a highlight of the landscape. Two holy wells are nearby: St Anthony’s Well […]
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