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DANCEBASE

We have a blockbuster line-up ofworkshops coming yourway this summer, including the return of last year’smegahit: Summer Sessions (p11).Designed specifically to ensure continuity and progression in your dance skills in the gap between the summer and autumn terms, they’re back this July to keep you brushed up on your ballet, contemporary, Pilates, jazz and hip…

Bus Tours

With a great local knowledge our team have the inside info on whats on and local special deals to take advantage off. Pop back for special offers this May… Bus Tours Full tour takes approximately 1 hour – Tour bus passes the foot of the cliffs at Edinburgh Castle and stops in Grassmarket approx 10am –…

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GEDDES GARDEN

Our Garden This was the name given by local children to the West Port Garden which opened in 1910. At the time the West Port was a cavernous street of soot-blackened tenements, running uphill from the Grassmarket. Inspiration came from pioneer ecologist Patrick Geddes whose vision was to create green spaces among the Old Town…

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ARMCHAIR BOOKS

Fancy a good read?  Head to Armchair Books which is a second hand and antiquarian book shop which is a little gem in the already delightful area of Grassmarket. As soon as you walk in you’re lovingly punched in the face with that aroma of books–not the “new” ebooks smell, but that old, beloved smell…

Edinburgh Festival Fireworks

Sunday 31 August Ross Theatre and Princes St Gardens Running time: 45 minutes approximately Scottish Chamber Orchestra Garry Walker Conductor   Wagner Ride of the Valkyries Beethoven Egmont Overture Mendelssohn War March of the Priests from Athalie Debussy Marche Écossaise Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a spectacular conclusion, celebrating courage, heroism and…