Winter Festival

We're thrilled to announce that 2014/15 was the biggest and most successful Edinburgh's Christmas ever! People came along to East Princes St Gardens & St Andrew Square in their millions to experience spectacular festive delights such as the Star Flyer and Big Wheel, as well as our incredible shows in the Spiegeltent including Scotch & Soda and BRIEFS. With a host of brand new attractions at both sites such as the circular ice rink at St Andrew Square and a newly expanded Santa Land, this truly was Edinburgh's most spectacular Christmas yet. And judging by the number of people who enjoy...
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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of  Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the monument in the museum room. During adverse weather conditions (high winds especially) please check our Twitter feed @EdinCulture before travelling as the monument may be closed at short notice for safety reasons.
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Edinburgh: This City Won’t Disappoint

Edinburgh (i/ˈɛdɪnbərə/;[5] Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann) is the capital city of Scotland, situated in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. The population in 2013 was 487,500.[1] Edinburgh lies at the heart of a larger urban zone with a population of 778,000.[6] Edinburgh has been recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century (after Scone, Perth, Roxburgh, and Stirling, respectively) but political power moved south to London after the Union of the Crow...
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