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Four Seasons in Edinburgh: Top Things to Do Throughout the Year

Find out what to do in Edinburgh during each season and let Capital Cars drive you there

Four Seasons in Edinburgh: Top Things to Do Throughout the Year

While it can often feel like Edinburgh only has one season (winter) this beautiful city has plenty of interesting things to offer visitors and locals all year round. We’ve hand picked a few of our favourites:


As most people know, during the summer months Edinburgh comes alive with a variety of vibrant festivals that focus on the arts. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has around 300 venues scattered throughout the city centre and the outskirts and over 3,000 different shows each year. If you want to see as much as you can during the Festival and avoid the crowds, allow Capital Cars to drive you to and from shows and venues on time and in comfort.


Many people would agree that Edinburgh is at it’s most beautiful during autumn. That’s why we believe taking an autumnal walk around Arthur’s Seat is a must at this time of year. It’s a bit of a trek, so let us drive you up and drop you off near the top where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, book a taxi to pick you up after your walk and take you to the charming Sheep Heid Inn, which Edinburgh’s oldest pub, for some well-earned sustenance!


Over the Christmas and New Year period, Edinburgh is transformed into a winter wonderland with plenty of festive activities on offer. A visit to the German market on Princess Street, where you can buy Christmas gifts and sip on a steaming cup of mulled wine, will certainly get you in the festive spirit. In late January enjoy a traditional Burns Supper and dance at a ceilidh to mark the anniversary of Scotland’s most celebrated poet. Capital Cars can keep you warm and dry while you hop from event to event in winter.


Once spring has sprung in Edinburgh, one of the best places to see beautiful plants, shrubs and trees is at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Situated a little north of the city centre, Capital Cars can help you get there. Take a leisurely walk around the 700 acres of gardens before heading to the nearby village-like area of Stockbridge to enjoy a seasonal drink or bite to eat.

And that’s only the start! Edinburgh has so much to offer throughout the year. Start exploring and do let us know what you discover!

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