On the 30th April as the sun sets, #BeltaneFestival actors and dancers will be 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
The Old Town is the name popularly given to the oldest part of Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings. From the stunning Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile down to Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament at the bottom, the entire area is a World Heritage Site. During the Edinburgh Festival, the High Street and Hunter Square become gathering points where performers “on the Fringe” advertise their shows, often through street performances. It was from the 1500s that the town became established as the capital of Scotland, as the inhabitants, choosing to stay in proximity to the protection of the castle, built tall narrow buildings along a stretch known as Castlehill. By the time of the birth of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542, the pattern of narrow wynds and closes between high tenements was well established. When James VI took the throne England in 1603, Edinburgh lost its status as the principal site of the royal court, although it continued to have its own Parliament. The Parliament then also ceased in 1707 following the Act of Union, but the town prospered despite this, in a […]
Whisky really comes into its own over the winter months, when temperatures drop and thoughts turn to warming drams in front of cosy fireplaces. Explore Edinburgh’s favourite whisky spots from the winding streets of the Old Town to the majestic New Town you’re never far away from a great whisky bar to enjoy. Amber Whisky Bar Situated on the lower-ground floor of The Scotch Whisky Experience, Amber Whisky Bar continues the mission of the must-see Edinburgh attraction to inform and impassion people about Scotch Whisky. The taste sensation of matching Whisky with Food under the expert guidance of Amber’s Whisky Advisors The illuminated bar allows for superior visual assessment of the 380 whiskies+ on offer and a wealth of information is offered both by the interactive touch screen distillery guide, and via the more traditional method of chatting with the knowledgeable and friendly bar team. The restaurant offering in this ‘Taste our best’ accredited Restaurant is a highlight, from delicious Scottish tapas to a full three-course meal. Address: 354 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE Website: www.amber-restaurant.co.uk Kaleidoscope The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has opened a new public whisky bar with over 200 whiskies on offer at Kaleidoscope, with a constantly changing […]