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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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Cab-arette Showtour

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

Enjoy a unique comedy musical Showtour in a taxi... be driven around Edinburgh, whilst entertained by Lola and her variety of characters!

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Some Kind of Tours: Dark Historic Walking Tours of Edinburgh

Selected dates between 5th May 2024 - 25th August 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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Edinburgh Food Tour

11th May 2024 - 29th November 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Eat and drink your way through Scotland’s history and culture on a carefully curated wander through the cobbled streets and historic alleys of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Gin Cocktail Tour

Selected dates between 11th May 2024 - 28th December 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Discover the best gin in Edinburgh on the Edinburgh Gin Jaunt and savour the city’s diverse gin culture. Book your gin-tinted adventure today!

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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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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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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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The Karaoke Crawl

Selected dates between 9th June 2024 - 1st September 2024

Whether you're a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-time singer, The Karaoke Crawl welcomes everyone who's ready to let loose and have a great time.

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Summer Days at The Royal Yacht Britannia

29th June 2024 - 30th August 2024

Fun for all the family, explore the five decks of The Royal Yacht Britannia this summer, it's Tripadvisor’s No. 1 UK Attraction!

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The Dark Side of Edinburgh

1st July 2024 - 1st September 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

The Dark Side of Edinburgh is a historic tour of the city that doesn't leave out all the gory details. Are brave enough to learn the truth?

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Medical History Tours

Selected dates between 6th July 2024 - 27th July 2024

Explore some key moments in history that defined medicine, all of which happened in or around Mary King's Close, during our Medical History Tour!

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Artist-Led Walks

Selected dates between 7th July 2024 - 21st July 2024
Various Locations West Lothian

Explore art, enjoy the outdoors beauty of West Lothian, and get inspired, with West Lothian ARC's series of artist-led walks this July!

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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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(Nearly) Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

18th July 2024

Come and join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op on 18th July for the third in a new series of herbal workshops offered on and around the 100 acre Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North West Edinburgh.

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Daring & Delicious - Private Walking Tour

18th July 2024 - 27th October 2024
Edinburgh Old Town

Come to wander through the secret alleyways of old Edinburgh - come to listen, come to share your own daring stories. This private tour is unmissable!

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Daring Women of Edinburgh - A Walking Tour of Our History

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 26th October 2024
Various Locations Edinburgh

Come on this walking tour and gain a unique insight into some of the daring women in Edinburgh's history!

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Physic Garden Family Tours

Selected dates between 19th July 2024 - 2nd August 2024

For the first time, families will be able to join free short tours of the beautiful Physic Garden at the height of summer.

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Magical Menagerie Activity Day

27th July 2024

Learn about the history of the Palace Gardens, where 500 years ago a medieval menagerie was home to a range of animals including lions, tigers and bears.

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Dovecot After Hours

Selected dates between 1st August 2024 - 22nd August 2024

Join us at Dovecot this August after hours and enjoy exploring Tania Kovats ongoing series 'SEAMARKS', followed by a guided tour through 'Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song'!

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Lammas Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

1st August 2024

It’s harvest time! Join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op as we celebrate the festival of Lammas by admiring the beautiful bounties of the late summer plants!

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Powderhall Bronze Foundry Tour

Selected dates between 6th August 2024 - 20th August 2024

Take a tour around Powderhall Bronze Foundry with directors Kerry Hammond and Brian Caster and learn about the ancient lost wax casting process to create the bronze sculptures.

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ScotlandsFest: Trainspotting on Location - Tim Bell

Selected dates between 9th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
Leith

Choose Life. Choose Leith. Choose a walking tour through Leith’s heart, dissecting Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting – the book, the movie and the play. Uncover the layers of this iconic phenomenon.

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Pied Piper Walking Tours

Selected dates between 10th August 2024 - 25th August 2024
Edinburgh New Town

Join us on a gentle walking tour of the Georgian New Town as we explore Edinburgh's illustrious music, literary and film history with live Scottish folk music from our resident 'Pied Piper' on fiddle.

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Tales from the Towpath

13th August 2024 - 16th August 2024

Explore the history of the Union Canal on board the Lochrin Belle with Citadel Arts Group's 5-star show, Tales from the Towpath!

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Full Moon Herb Walk & Tea Tasting

19th September 2024

Join Grass Roots Remedies Co-op for the forth in a new series of herbal workshops on and around the 100 acre Lauriston Agroecology Farm in North West Edinburgh on Thursday 19th September.

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Celtic Crag

22nd September 2024

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!

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Hallowe’en at the Castle

27th October 2024

This Halloween come and enjoy some spooky activities in our historic castle. This will be a fun filled event with something for all the family.

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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

Tour Events in Fife

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

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

Heritage Tour: East End of St Andrews

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

Enjoy a fascinating Heritage Tour of the East End of St Andrews and explore the rich history of this beautiful area with knowledgeable and local guides!

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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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Death by Water

Death by Water

5th August 2024

Join Crime Masters on a mystery walk to look for clues, interpret evidence, and help the police to solve the case of a local businessman found dead on Kirkcaldy beach!

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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:

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

Summer Of Fun At Glasgow Museums

6th June 2024 - 7th August 2024

Glasgow Museums have a whole 'Summer of Fun' planned to keep the whole family entertained across the Summer Holidays!

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Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Behind The Scenes Tour of GMRC

Selected dates between 15th January 2024 - 18th December 2024

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre is home to over a million treasures, come and see for yourself on one of their regular Behind the Scenes Tours!

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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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Tour Events in Lanarkshire

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

Behind the Loom: New Lanark Wool Tours

Behind the Loom: New Lanark Wool Tours

Selected dates between 20th July 2024 - 17th August 2024

This exclusive behind-the-scenes experience takes you on a captivating journey through the past and present of New Lanark's renowned yarn production!

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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

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

Paisley Mural Trail Walk Through The Streets Of Paisley

Paisley Mural Trail Walk Through The Streets Of Paisley

18th August 2024

Join an unofficial guided walk on a search through the streets of Paisley for the stunning murals that are dotted all over Paisley town centre!

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Tour Events in Stirling

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

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Full Day

Loch Ard Canoe Tours Full Day

14th March 2024 - 31st August 2024

Enjoy a history siteseeing canoe tour run by Loch Ard Adventure Centre and explore Loch Ard and all the beautiful scenery!

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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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Hilton Glasgow
Escape The Past
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Open Pass Scotland
ATG
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Sponsored Links

Renfrewshire Council
The Straits
Makers Market The Lothians
Clann An Drumma
Renfrewshire Council
Paisley First
Hilton Glasgow
Escape The Past
Fayre Play
Open Pass Scotland
ATG
Edinburgh Dungeons

Popular Events

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival
The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival returns from 12th to 21st July 2024, presenting a programme that spans the entire history of the music from ragtime to modern jazz to Chicago blues and beyond.
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!
Game On
Get set for Game On - the largest interactive exhibition of the history and the culture of video games.
The Hidden Garden
Award-winning multidisciplinary dance artist Jill Crovisier makes her UK debut with The Hidden Garden at Summerhall as part of the Fringe.
8-Week Mindfulness Based Living Course including Salt Therapy
This 8-Week course will be facilitated by Gary Young from The Mindful Enterprise and is based on the work of international mindfulness teacher Rob Nairn.

Popular Listings

Corn Exchange Haddington Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Howden Park Centre Livingston Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland O2 Academy Edinburgh The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Traverse Theatre Usher Hall