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Tour events in Edinburgh

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Events in Edinburgh

Daily Tours at St Giles’ Cathedral

10th December 2023 - 1st December 2024

Join a volunteer guide for a 45 min to 1 hour glimpse into the history, heraldry and life of our historic Cathedral and Thistle Chapel!

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Curious About Edinburgh - Quirky Heritage Walks for the Curious!

1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Have fun discovering Edinburgh on this award-winning, quirky, self-guided, heritage walk with a treasure hunt theme from Curious About!

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Warhol After Hours

Selected dates between 28th February 2024 - 15th May 2024

Step into the vibrant world of Warhol After Hours at Dovecot Studios! This exclusive event offers a fusion of socialising and art appreciation against the backdrop of Warhol’s groundbreaking works.

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Edinburgh Beer Tour

6th March 2024 - 28th April 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Discover the enchanting history and vibrant beer culture of Edinburgh's Old Town with ScotBeer Tours!

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Haunted Leith Ghost Walk

Selected dates between 30th March 2024 - 25th May 2024
Leith

Join John and Kerrie of North Edinburgh Nightmares on a suitably spooktacular ghost walk through Leith!

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Edinburgh Open Workshop - Family Fun Day

27th April 2024

Join the makers at Edinburgh Open Workshop on Saturday 27th April as we threw open our doors and welcome families from across the city to our Family Fun Day.

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Some Kind of Tours: Dark Historic Walking Tours of Edinburgh

Selected dates between 1st May 2024 - 21st July 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Discover 5 million years of Scotland's history in 90 minutes on this unique, dark and funny tour of Edinburgh's Old Town!

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Unicorn Activity Day

6th May 2024

The national animal of Scotland can be spotted all over the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Join us on 6th May for a day of activities celebrating the unicorn!

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Scottish Folk Music Cruise with Pure Malt

Selected dates between 17th May 2024 - 20th September 2024

Join Maid of the Forth for the highly-anticipated evening music cruises, making a comeback in 2024!

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Take The High Road

Selected dates between 18th May 2024 - 15th June 2024

Follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on one of their favourite routes through Holyrood Park.

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Evening Sunset Jazz Cruise

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 17th August 2024

Join us for a magical evening on the river Forth with our legendary Jazz cruise featuring live music from the "Maid of the Forth Stompers"!

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Ghosts - Tales of Terror at Lauriston Castle

Selected dates between 25th May 2024 - 28th September 2024

Come along and see the sights of Lauriston Castle as never seen before – hear the history of the castle and ghostly tales of the city!

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Regency Soirée in the Georgian House

25th May 2024

Join us on 25th May for an immersive Georgian-inspired experience, including guided historical dance, a special tour of the house and a period dance and music recital!

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Edinburgh Bookshop Crawl

1st June 2024 - 2nd June 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Explore the bookshops of Edinburgh with a whole weekend of Group Bookshop Crawls and events on 1st and 2nd June!

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RSPB Birdwatching cruise

Selected dates between 2nd June 2024 - 16th June 2024

Join Maid of the Forth for a 3-hour cruise, led by our team of expert RSPB staff, for a birdwatching adventure like no other!

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Arthur’s Evening Walk

9th June 2024 - 25th August 2024

Enjoy an evening stroll around Holyrood Park as you join our Rangers to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Midweek makes: Collage crowns

Selected dates between 10th July 2024 - 28th August 2024

Join us in the Family Room at The Palace of Holyroodhouse to discover the stories behind some special crowns. Get creative by decorating your own crown to wear as you visit the rest of the Palace.

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Christmas at the Botanics

21st November 2024 - 30th December 2024

Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience when it returns to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh!

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Tour Events in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Tour Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Mines and Mysteries

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Mines and Mysteries

9th May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet this heritage walk will tell the story of how Giffnock's limestone and fireclay were quarried.

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Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Fire and Brimstone

Heritage Walk: Giffnock - Fire and Brimstone

2nd May 2024

Led by Dr. Stuart Nisbet as well as looking at Giffnock's Sandstone Quarries, this walk will tell the story of the hundreds of miners who worked coal from under much of Giffnock.

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Tour Events in Fife

Here's a selection of Tour Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Grass to Grill - Estate Tours

Selected dates between 3rd May 2024 - 6th September 2024

Experience an estate tour of our organic farms, crops & animals by tractor ride, followed by a seasonal BBQ dinner back at Bowhouse.

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Tour Events in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Tour Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Make a Stained Glass Window Hanger with Matthew Donnelly

Make a Stained Glass Window Hanger with Matthew Donnelly

8th June 2024

Join The Willow Tea Rooms Trust on Saturday 8th June to make your own Glasgow Style-inspired stained glass window hanger with artist and tutor Matthew Donnelly.

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Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Historic Tours of Glasgow University

Selected dates between 5th January 2024 - 15th December 2024

Join a historic walking tour of the University of Glasgow the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world!

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Carmunnock Heritage Trail

Carmunnock Heritage Trail

29th March 2024 - 31st December 2024

Take a unique, free, self-guided, multi-media tour around Glasgow's last village - Carmunnock by following the Carmunnock Heritage Trail!

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Tour Events in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of Tour Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Hamilton Mausoleum Tour

Selected dates between 10th February 2024 - 23rd November 2024

Take a tour of one of the finest private tombs in the country and the town's most striking historic landmark, Hamilton Mausoleum.

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Tour Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Tour Events in Stirling

Here's a selection of Tour Events you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

Stirling Ghostwalk

Stirling Ghostwalk

5th January 2024 - 21st December 2024

Join Stirling Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul, the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin, on a creepy, comic guided ghostwalk!

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Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

Loch Ard Kayak Tours Half Day

6th March 2024 - 29th September 2024

Enjoy a tour of Loch Ard in Kayaks with a guide and instructor and immersive yourself in the natural beauty of the Loch!

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Loch Ard Canoe Tours Half Day

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Half Day

8th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Join us at Loch Ard Adventure Centre for a Half Day Tour of Loch Ard in Canoes with a Guide and Instructor.

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Events in Other Areas

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

History of Prestwick Airport Walking Tour

28th December 2023 - 31st October 2024

Prestwick Airport, just 30 miles south west of Glasgow has had a colourful history since aviation activity was first recorded over 110 years ago in 1913, find out more on one of these walking tours!

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Popular Events

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show
Edinbrick is back for 2024 at a new venue! Edinburgh's biggest LEGO Model Show, will be held on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April at McEwan Hall.
Willow Suncatcher Craft Workshop
Come and celebrate the sun by creating your very own willow suncatcher at this workshop on 25th April at Leith Community Croft!
Castle Street Market
Held in brightly coloured gazebos in the heart of central Edinburgh, Castle Street Market is filled with top quality products and has something to satisfy every taste!
Hamilton
The multi award-winning cultural phenomenon 'Hamilton' is touring the UK for the very first time and is coming to the Festival Theatre for a 9 week season from 28th February 2024!
Will Young
Multi-award-winning British pop star and actor Will Young comes to The Queens Hall Edinburgh on Friday 4th October!

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