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Old Town, Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, The Scott Monument, Arthur’s Seat, whisky (galore), tartan, Harry Potter. Tourism in Edinburgh is funnelled in certain directions, which is understandable, because there are very Scottish, very Edinburgh sights that need seeing.

Whether you are a confirmed Christmas lover or closer to Ebenezer Scrooge, winter nights in Edinburgh can be wonderfully atmospheric. From the twinkling lights over the Old Town, to the sights, sounds and flavours of countless festive market stalls, the city is a magical place on a frosty evening. Here are just some of the best events, experiences and places to visit and shop in Edinburgh as we look forward to Christmas 2017.

As a new academic year beckons, it is once again time to welcome new and returning students to Edinburgh’s renowned universities. Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh itself is an institution with a history as long and distinguished as our own, not to mention one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world!

While the Edinburgh International Festival might tend to steal the headlines, there are some fantastic other gatherings to put in your diary this July. Whether you are a lover of food or fine whisky, music or culture, here are some of the best Edinburgh events to look forward to for summer 2017.

Here are a selection of must try activities and attractions, along with some of those special events that define the city.

Does your mum deserve something special this Mothering Sunday (March 26th)? Why not forget the usual gifts and treat her to something different this year? There are plenty of Mother’s Day treats and events in Edinburgh for 2017. Here are just some of the ways you could surprise her in style.

What's On in Edinburgh

Here are some stand out highlights and diary dates for March and beyond, ideal for anyone thinking of a mini break in Edinburgh.