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Eating out

Edinburgh boasts an outstanding choice of world-class restaurants. From celebrated Michelin restaurants to family-run bistros, there are lots of options for all tastes and budgets. Edinburgh is also a great place to sample some Scottish delicacies and local produce too, with plenty of specialist food outlets and farmers markets. This is Edinburgh has a guide to eating in the city.

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Nightlife and entertainment

Edinburgh is a real party city and a fantastic place to go for a great night out. Hidden in its winding streets there are a surprising number of quirky bars, nightclubs, and live music venues alongside world-class concert halls and theatres to explore.

Bars and pubs

Whether you're looking for a peaceful spot to enjoy a quiet drink or two, or want a lively place to dance into the wee hours, Edinburgh is packed with options. With such variety on offer you can be certain of one thing - you won’t go thirsty in this city! TimeOut has put together a list of some of the city's best pubs and bars as a starting point.

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Nightclubs and live music

Edinburgh has a vibrant music scene from live folk music to internationally renowned club nights and everything in between, all genres of music are represented. What's on Edinburgh provides a comprehensive list of music events being held in the city.

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Theatre, opera and ballet

Home to several world-class concert halls and theatres, including the Playhouse and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh has plenty of cultural entertainment options too. What’s on Stage gives comprehensive listings of shows in the city.

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Parks and gardens

Edinburgh is an extremely green city with an extensive network of parks and gardens. From the manicured lawns of Princess Street Gardens to the rugged summit of Arthur's Seat, you are never far away from an open space in which to relax and regroup. The List have compiled a guide to the best green spaces in the city.

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Last updated: 05/07/2017