The Edinburgh Regency Guest House is within walking distance of Edinburgh City Centre (only 1.5 miles,2.6km) and is close to Brunstfield, Marchmont and Morningside to the West, to the east is Tollcross, south is Polworth and Merchiston with Fountainbridge and the Haymarket to the North.

Edinburgh Castle Scotland UK

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

The Edinburgh Castle is the most visited attraction in Edinburgh, Scotland. Famous the world over as the backdrop to the Edinburgh Tattoo, Edinburgh Castle has plenty of interest: The Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of the Kingdom’,  the historic Stone of Destiny, suits of armour, historic chambers, the National War Museum, National War Memorial and St Margaret’s Chapel. Website>

The Opening times for Edinburgh Castle are as follows:

Summer/Winter
9.30am – 6.00pm / 9.30am – 5.00pm, 7 days a week
1 April – 30 September / 1 October – 31 March

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival

Experience the unique atmosphere of Edinburgh in August during an unforgettable three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance. Website>

The Edinburgh International Festival is annual:

Summer
Early August to Early September

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events. Website>

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is annual:

Summer
3 weeks in August

Holyrood Palace Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace Edinburgh

Palace of Holyrood House

Originally an Augustinian abbey in 1128 by David I (r.1124-53), it was converted by James IV (r.1488-1513)  into a palace. Damaged and abandoned during  the Civil War it was restored and added to by Charles II and has remained a Royal Palace ever since. The palace now has guided tours and wonderful collections. Website>

The Opening times for Holyrood Palace are as follows:

Summer/Winter
1 November – 31 March
09:30-16:30 (last admission 15:30)

1 April to 31 October
09:30-18:00 (last admission 17:00)

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

For over 50 years the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has  amazed visitors of all ages. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, the 90-minute show is set to captivate a large cosmopolitan audience.  . Website>

The Tattoo takes place each year:

Summer
3 weeks in  August