We invite you to an armchair tour of Edinburgh New Town! Come along with us to the private Central Queen Street park, a favourite on our New Town tours steeped in Georgian history.
Do you ever wonder what is under your feet? Vaults, closes and chambers form a rich network of hidden underground architecture in Edinburgh Old Town. The unusual topography and history of the city led previous generations to build structures on top of each other, hiding entire parts of the city to the public.
Twenty years on from its completion, we consider the ways in which the Scottish Parliament Building is regarded in contemporary discourse, be it positive, negative, or neutral.
It doesn’t quite seem possible, but it’s that time of year again: the countdown to Christmas has begun. Shortly the city will be transformed into a winter wonderland. Christmas lights on the Royal Mile will be switched on, and the infamous Market on Princes Street will open its gates to tourists and locals alike.
To help you make the best of your festive visit, here are five architecturally amazing sights not to be missed during Christmas in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh has on average 124 rainy days a year. So, if you can’t spend time outside, you might as well spend it in the most beautiful interiors of the city. To help you figure out where to go next time the weather foils your plans, here is a selection of the best interiors in Edinburgh open to the public.
Every year on Edinburgh Doors Open Days, buildings usually closed to the public open their doors. This is a great opportunity to discover some of Edinburgh’s best architecture. This year on the 28th and 29th of September, over 130 places will be open in the Scottish capital. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of options, so we have put together a selection of tried and tested places to visit.
The river Forth boasts an awe-inspiring set of bridges. All built with a different structural approach, they bring many an engineer for a tour.
For those architecture lovers who venture outside of Edinburgh, Fife coastal route offers an exciting day out, checking off a potent blend of historical and cutting edge contemporary “starchitecture”.
For nearly half a millennium it lay built over and only rediscovered a century ago. It is usually closed to visitors, but on a special tour organised by Historic Scotland events team the entry was permitted to a group of enthusiasts.