If you’re dreading rugby fever and wondering what to do in Edinburgh now that the World Cup has kicked off, relax, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re a rugby widow or more of a football fanatic, we’ll help you side step all the bars, restaurants and local haunts dominated by talk of offside calls, forward passes, scrums and dangerous tackles.
Take In The Many Sights
Rugby season or not, there’s no shortage of what to do in Edinburgh. Scotland’s vibrant capital boasts a never-ending list of things to see and do all year round. From festivals and shows, to local markets and historic attractions, the sky’s the limit. Take a walk up Calton Hill, wander through Holyrood Park, hike up Arthur’s Seat or visit a castle or two.
Take In A Show Or Two
If you’re wondering what to do in Edinburgh, there’s always a show or two worth seeing. Catch the Barenaked Ladies on their UK tour at Queens Hall on the 3rd of October. Check out the October line up at The Playhouse. Or head on over to Dunfermline with the kids for a Frozen sing along.
Enjoy The Age Old Tradition Of Whisky Tasting
If sightseeing and theatre-going isn’t your scene, enjoy traditional Scottish whisky tasting in our charming boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. With over 70 whiskies to sample and a variety of flavours to suit even the most discerning palates, our highly trained whisky ambassadors will help you master the malt in an evening of whisky tasting in our Stane Bar.
October Festivals Not To Be Missed
This October, there is no shortage to what to do in Edinburgh. Enjoy the rich aromas and gorgeous brews of coffee connoisseurs from around the world in Edinburgh’s First Coffee Festival on the 3rd of October at Mansfield Traquair. Make your way to Princess Street Gardens from 7 – 11 October for all the Bavarian and Lederhosen fun at the Oktoberfest. Or experience All Hallows Eve like never before with tricks and treats for boys and ghouls. Explore the haunted dungeons, brave a city of the dead tour or take a spook-takular ghost walk through Edinburgh’s haunted underground city.