Out on the Town

Hiking Arthur’s Seat is a great way to spend your Saturday evening, even if hiking is not your forte. You’ll be glad you made the trek once you reach the top because you’ll be able to relax and see the magnificent city of Edinburgh from a bird’s eye view. For the athletes among you, running around Arthur’s Seat is a good, hilly course. Two circuits around Arthur’s Seat is equivalent to 10k. You can take your time, going for a long stroll, taking in the beauty of the hills and the small ponds that you pass.

Cèilidh Dancing is traditional Scottish folk dancing. You won’t have to search long and hard to find a venue that is hosting a Cèilidh dance. And don’t worry about not knowing the dances; the dance routine is “walked-out” at the start of each dance.

Both the King’s Theatre and the Festival Theatre are great places for checking out a pantomime, play, or a dance performance. Whether it’s drama, dance, ballet, concerts, opera, or shows for children, one of these venues will have what you are looking for. 

If you like water, then you should take a bus to New Haven or Leith. You can take the #7 or #14 towards New Haven, or the #22 to the Gyle Centre to get to Leith. There are restaurants in the area that are on the water, and there is also a mall at Ocean Terminal with various shopping options.