Your guide to what’s going on in and around Edinburgh


Edinburgh’s fascination for tourists is captured with first sight of the city centre. What could be more spectacular than stepping out onto the city centre for the first time and seeing the castle rising before you. As a backdrop to many activities throughout the year, Edinburgh Castle will long be in your memory.

To help with the planning of your break away to the Retreat Castle, we have listed a guide of what’s happening in Edinburgh during your stay, along with a list of useful sites to search for:

  • The Edinburgh Playhouse
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Historic Scotland
  • Edinburgh Hogmanay
  • Edinburgh at Christmas
  • SECC Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Tourist Information
  • Ryze trampoline centre
  • Saltire soccer centre
  • Hillend ski slope
  • Glenkinnchie malt whisky distillary
  • Dobbies garden centre
  • Butterfly world
  • Gullane golf club
  • Lasswade community centre
  • Scottish mining museum
  • IKEA
  • Vogrie country park
  • Dalkeith country park
  • Rosslyn chapel
  • Crichton castle
  • Broomieknowe golf club
  • Fort kinnard shopping centre
  • Straiton shopping centre