At the creative heart of it is the Edinburgh festival, which brings in visitors from all over the world to sample its many delights.
The dining scene in Edinburgh is plentiful, varied and of the highest quality, so whether you reside there or are a visitor you will be spoilt for places to try on a date.
From photography tours around the city where members learned how to get the best out of their cameras to comedy nights in well-known venues, we offer a wide range of activities, meaning there should be something for everyone.
Let resident duo Stu and Garry entertain you with their improvised show as you tuck into lunch.
Edinburgh has a total of five Michelin starred restaurants plus three that have been awarded a Bib Gourmand and all have their own specialities and atmosphere but two in particular standout.
The Castle Terrace and its sister restaurant, The Kitchin.
The former is situated on Castle Rock, in the shadow of the fortress itself and its Edinburgh born Chef Patron, Dominic Jack has had a varied and rich career in some of the best Michelin French restaurants in Europe and the Near East.
As soon as you enter there is an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity, enhanced by the soft heather hues of the décor and the discreet but excellent service.