Edinburgh is a stunning city at any time of year. Whether you’re blown away by the view over the city from Arthur’s Seat, or simply enjoying the gorgeous architecture in the Old Town, there’s something to please everyone here. But it’s during the festivals that Edinburgh really comes into its own, and those iconic attractions are brought to life with creativity, buzz and brilliant entertainment. Here are 13 essential sights in the city, and how best to enjoy them during Edinburgh's many festivities.
The Scottish Storytelling Centre is toward the Mile’s eastern end and is the place to be during the October Storytelling Festival, and the Mile’s striking, neo-gothic Hub arts venue is the home of Edinburgh International Festival.
The view from Arthur's Seat © Euan Myles/Edinburgh International Festival