June is a busy month for Edinburgh with a variety of festivals and events taking place across the city.
Here is our top 5 Edinburgh events this June.
No.1 The Royal Highland Show
The Royal Highland show is well known for being one of Scotland's most iconic events. It showcasing the very best of farming food and rural life. A great day out for everyone of all ages, get up close to the country's top quality livestock, taste exceptional food & drink and experience rural living at its most vibrant.
When: 20-23 June
Where: Royal Highland Centre
No.2 Edinburgh International Film Festival
The Edinburgh International Film Festival is the world's longest continually-running film festival. The Festival has been a champion of emerging British talent throughout its history, presenting world premieres of formative films by Bill Forsyth, Danny Boyle and Stephen Frears, among many others.
When: 19-30 June
Where: Various venues across Edinburgh
No.3 Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling celebrate all aspects of cycling in and around the City of Edinburgh. The Festival provides a variety of talks from cycling professionals as well as family friendly events.
When: 6-16 June
Where: Various venues across Edinburgh
No. 4 Juniper Festival
With top producers allowing you to try before you buy, as well as gin talks, cocktails, food stalls and handmade fashions and crafts on sale, the Juniper Festival celebrates all things related to gin. You can expect more of the same beautifully crafted gins from Scotland and the rest of the world, educational masterclasses, interactive experiences, and expertly made cocktails and delicious street food.
When: 31st May - 2nd June
Where: Summerhall, Edinburgh
No.5 Leith Jazz & Blues Festival
The Leith Jazz & Blues Festival provides over 50 free gigs across three days showcasing a variety of the finest Jazz and blues acts.
When: 7-9 June
Where: Various venues in Leith, Edinburgh
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There is a lot going on this Easter in Edinburgh. As well as a variety of events and activities especially designed for kids there are many FREE attractions and tours across the city. Here is our list of the ten top things to do this Easter.
No.1 Take a free tour
Head out on one of the many free tours whether you are a Harry Potter fanatic or just want to learn more about the cities rich historic past there is a free tour for everyone. Click here to see Visit Scotland's list of tours
The city is crammed full of free attractions. Head to the National Museum of Scotland where you can learn everything from Scottish history to robots. If you are more in to art then head to one of the many free art galleries such as the Scottish national portrait gallery or if you are more drawn to the modern touch the pop to the Edinburgh gallery of modern art. Also check Visit Scotland's list here.
LANDMARKS & MONUMENTS
Cameras at the ready - we have a lot of monuments and landmarks. Edinburgh is such a photogenic city, with beautiful views, cobbled streets and historic details around every corner. Each has a fascinating story to tell too, and can, of course, be photographed for free. Our top suggestions are Carlton Hill to see the National Monument, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Arthur's Seat and the Forth bridges.
FOOD & DRINK
STREET FOOD GALORE
Edinburgh's pioneering street food market is located on Pitt Street in Leith which is a short bus or walk from the city centre and is crammed full of great food vans and stalls which provide a mix of some the finest cuisines. As well as great food and bars they also have live music and you can watch rugby matches - kids and dogs welcome. Click here to learn more about upcoming events
Who doesn't like a cold drink in the sun? Well we can't guarantee you will have sun it is Scotland after all but there are many great beer gardens across the city. Click here to see This is Edinburgh's top 10 list
Edinburgh Science festival
The Science Festival runs 6–21 April 2019 with this years theme of Frontiers. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. There are many activities for kid to get involved in across various venues. See there website for more information
Gorgie City Farm
Gorgie City Farm is a free-entry city farm. It serves as a unique outdoor resource offering hands on educational and learning opportunities for all our visitors and offers educational tours and workshops for organised groups. Click here for more information
The Palace of Holyroodhouse
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse and search for hidden Easter eggs. Learn about the history of the Palace and gardens, solve riddles and hunt for the eggs to gain a special Easter treat. Get creative and visit the Palace Family Room and make your very own Faberge Egg to take home on Monday to Friday at 11:00 – 16:00. All activities are free with standard admission price. No booking required. Find out more
Edinburgh Castle Puppet show
Easter is here and the Alba puppets are gearing up for their annual outing. Head to the castle to see incredible views and magic puppeteering. Click here for more information
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a highlight of any visit to the Scottish Capital. A national treasure of Scotland, this spectacular Living Collection is nearly 350 years old.
Learn more here