If you are planning a visit to Edinburgh this Autumn then you may be looking for some great ideas of things to do. Here’s a round up of things that are happening and things you must do whilst you are visiting!
If you are looking for a place to stay then why not check out The Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel, which is a luxury 5 star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. This historic hotel is situated amongst the shopping of Princes Street and is adjacent to Waverly Station. St. Andrew Square and the Princes Street Gardens a 10 minute walk away. The hotels full-service health and fitness spa includes a 15 metre indoor pool, gymnasium, sauna and luxury massage treatment rooms so it is perfect for everything you might need while visiting Edinburgh!
Websites such as Hotel Direct are great for checking availability at the hotel.
So what’s happening in Edinburgh this Autumn?
Festivals & Events…
Doors Open Days – Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free annual architectural event. Doors Open Days give you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland. Every weekend in September you can explore places that are normally closed to the public.
Stockfest 2014 – Stockfest is a week long festival celebrating the village of Stockbridge in Edinburgh and the surrounding community it returns in 2014 for its 3rd festival. Spread over the week of Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th September 2014, the festival involves local traders, community groups, schools & residents.
Forth Bridges Festival – The Forth Bridges Festival is a Homecoming 2014 Signature Event which will attract over 100,000 local, national and international visitors over a 10 day period.
This new festival will celebrate the iconic Forth Bridges and will mark the 50th birthday of a remarkable feat of engineering and one of Scotland’s most recognisable landmarks – the Forth Road Bridge.
To celebrate 50 years of connecting Edinburgh and Fife, the 10-day extravaganza will run from 4th to 13th September 2014 and will introduce a brand new programme of exciting and unique events including Scotland Welcomes the World to Lunch, a Birthday Boat Flotilla, Torch light Procession and a dramatic Light and Firework Show.
Places to go…
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – Enjoy the fascinating Camera Obscura Show, fantastic views of Edinburgh, and five floors packed full of an amazing range of optical experiences which have been amusing visitors of all ages and nationalities since 1853!
The Edinburgh Dungeon – The Edinburgh Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and rides in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.
The Scotch Whisky Experience – Visit the new Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational journey! Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the whisky making process.
Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way.
Edinburgh Zoo – Edinburgh Zoo is set in 82 acres of sloping parkland and is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. It is home to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, including chimpanzees, sun bears, Indian Rhinos, the UK’s only koalas and the first Giant Pandas in the UK for 17 years.
Have you been to Edinburgh recently? Have you been to any of the above or can you add anymore recommendations?
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