A world-famous travel platform has revealed top-25 destinations for city lovers, and Edinburgh came in the first half of this list, beating such popular destinations as Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Las Vegas in the United States.

Ranking number 12 on TripAdvisor’s list of destinations for tourists looking for a vibrant city atmosphere, Edinburgh has a whole world of cultural events and festive indulgences to showcase. It said on the platform: “Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, renowned for its heritage, culture and festivals.”

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“Take a long walk around the centre to explore the World Heritage Sites of the Old Town and New Town, as well as all the area’s museums and galleries. Then stop for a delicious meal made from fresh Scottish produce before heading out to take in one of Edinburgh’s many events — including the famous summer festivals of culture, or the Winter Festivals of music, light and ceilidhs.”

Edinburgh is a true hub of activities of all sorts, with dozens of events to choose from every single day, and now, as we’ve said our goodbyes to the winter months, it’s time for the city to once again come to life with all its festivals and celebrations. And best of all, as the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions get lifted, many iconic festivals are set for a massive comeback after years of being restricted to online or even cancelled.

To add even more excitement, 2022 is the 75th anniversary of Edinburgh’s first festivals, meaning that the organisers will go all in to deliver the best events possible.

Some of the closest festivals include:

  • Edinburgh International Science Festival will see science-related events for children of various ages held across the capital, with fun Easter-themed activities planned in outdoor spaces.
  • Edinburgh International Children’s Festival will offer family-friendly entertainment in the form of theatre and dance over nine joy-packed days.
  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is an event for every music-loving soul. Held over ten days, this music festival is one of the best in Europe and is not to be missed.

For more information and the full list of festivals for 2022, click here.

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