Top things to do in Edinburgh

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If you've lived in Edinburgh for nearly a year, 2 years, or even 3 years and haven't explored properly yet… It's time to experience the best that Scotland has to offer! Here's our list of top events, experiences and landmarks you need to visit during your time here:

  Catch a film at Cameo  

  Thought to be one of Tarantino's favourite picture houses means it's probably worth a visit (or two). This arthouse screens indie and mainstream movies, and has a lively bar to relax in after!

  See the Military Tattoo

  Scotland celebrates the history and heritage of its global family in musical displays performed by the Armed Forces, military bands and artistic teams.

  Edinburgh International Festival

  Every August, the city invites some of the finest creators and performers from theatre, music, opera and dance to show off their talents – not to be missed!

  Go to Fringe festival

  The largest arts festival in the world, Fringe dominates Scotland's capital for 3-weeks a year, with thousands of performers from theatre, comedy, dance, music and more!

  Visit Edinburgh Castle

  The fortress that dominates Edinburgh's skyline and plays host to many prestigious events such as The Military Tattoo. Go on, tick it off the bucket list!

  Climb Arthur's Seat

  The highest point of an extinct volcano that erupted 350 million years ago. Visiting Arthur's Seat is one of the best free things to do in Edinburgh to get incredible views over the city!

  Go shopping on Princes Street

  Just over a mile of your fave high street stores and restaurants. Want somewhere to relax after? Then head to Princes Street Gardens, just a stone's throw away!

  Trip to Edinburgh Zoo

  Home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, expect nothing less than a fun and unforgettable day out.

  Explore the Dungeons

  With an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects and rides in this walkthrough experience, expect to be very entertained and a little bit (a lot) scared!

  Be amazed at Camera Obscura

  Check out this 5-floor tower packed with whimsical optical illusions, whilst admiring fantastic views.

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