City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh venues


Find Edinburgh venues by type (e.g. Cinemas).

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Photo Edinburgh Venue Venue Description Venue type
Edinburgh Castle in June
Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle is the top paid tourist attraction in Scotland, with over 1.4 million visitors in 2013. Situated at the heart of the Scottish capital, the castle is perched on top of the craggy... Visitor Attractions
The Playhouse, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Playhouse Major venue, situated at the top of Leith Walk, that hosts many big-name and West End touring shows, be it dance, musical, rock, the Fringe, or Edinburgh Inter Live Music
Calton Hill Sun Rise
Calton Hill Calton Hill is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city centre. It is unmistakable with its Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline. Outdoor
West Princes Street Gardens in Summer
West Princes Street Gardens West Princes Street Gardens is the larger of the two tracts of green space (the other being East Princes Street Gardens) that run parallel to Princes Street in the heart of the city. The gardens were... Outdoor
E Princes St Garden Wide
East Princes Street Gardens Although fenced off with Edinburgh's characteristic black, wrought iron railings, The Gardens are open to the public and easily accessed at various gates along Princes Street and other points. Outdoor
The Filmhouse
Edinburgh Filmhouse Edinburgh's publicly-funded arthouse cinema is a hub for the city's film buffs. The Filmhouse has the most varied programme of alternative film, ranging from arthouse and foreign cinema to mainstream... Cinemas
Cineworld Multiplex Cinema, Edinburgh
Cineworld Edinburgh Cineworld, formerly known as the UGC, is a centrally located multiplex. It is an easy walking distance from Lothian Road/Tollcross, with car parking space. Cinemas
Assembly Rooms on George Street at the Fringe
Assembly Rooms This elegant 18th century building, situated in Edinburgh's New Town, is a mixed use venue owned and managed by Edinburgh City Council. Mixed Use
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Scottish Storytelling Centre Purpose-built venue dedicated to live storytelling, for both children and adults. Theatres
Vue Omni
Vue Omni Cinema, Edinburgh Just a short walk from the east end of Princes Street, the Vue Cinema is at the top of Leith Walk opposite a busy roundabout. Cinemas
Traverse Theatre
Traverse Theatre The Traverse, fondly known as "the Trav", is the flagship venue for contemporary Scottish theatre, housed in a modern, purpose-built theatre. Theatres
Thistle Street Bar
Thistle Street Bar Central New Town pub down cobbledy New Town backstreet. Popular office workers' watering hole. Pubs
Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum
Royal Lyceum Theatre This refurbished, Victorian repertory theatre building harks back to a golden age of live performance. Theatres
King's Theatre
King's Theatre The King's Theatre was built in 1905 and opened in 1906. Theatres
Queen's Hall One of Edinburgh's leading live music venues and one of the main venues for a variety of Edinburgh's festivals throughout the year, on account of the relatively large size of its auditorium/concert... World
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The Usher Hall This imposing and rotund building combines elegance and grandeur. The concert hall is named after its benefactor Andrew Usher, a whisky distiller who donated £100,000 in 1896 for the building... Live Music
Odeon Lothian Road
Edinburgh Odeon, Lothian Road Formerly the ABC Cinema, until it was taken over by the Odeon chain, this centrally located cinema offers new mainstream films. Cinemas
Augustine's Church
Augustine United Church Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, just minutes away from the Royal Mile. Spiritual Centre
Zoo One of the venues occupied by Fringe group The Zoo in August in an old church building. Only at the Fringe
The White Horse Traditional Royal Mile bar and bistro on Royal Mile, in Canongate area. Pubs