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Best Things To Do Indoors In Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian

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Escape Hunt Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Take your kids to Escape Hunt Edinburgh and put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in one of 4 epic themed rooms. Even though the games are more...

The Edinburgh Dungeon4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the sights, sounds and - ahem - smells of Scotland’s grim history. The Edinburgh Dungeon is 80 minutes of immersive theatre, both hilariou...

Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Experience films like never before - it's definitely so much better than the living room TV! Jump into movie magic at Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre, wher...

The Real Mary Kings Close5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The Real Mary King's Close is a warren of underground streets and spaces. It can be a strange concept to understand: back in the 1600's, Mary King's...

Museum of Childhood Edinburgh5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At the Museum of Childhood kids and adults will both enjoy finding out about growing up through the ages, from toys and games to health and school da...

Museum on the Mound5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum on the Mound is housed in the magnificent purpose built head office of the Bank of Scotland, a beautiful building with a fascinating history....

St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments is part of Edinburgh University's Collection of Historic Musical Instruments (EUCHMI), which is one of the wor...

The People's Story Museum

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The People's Story Museum is housed in the late 16th century Canongate Tolbooth opposite Huntly House, and it's a museum with a difference. It uses o...



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Dovecot Studios

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Dovecot Studios is a leading international tapestry studio, which is surrounded by a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design. Based in...

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get ready for six floors full of interactive and hands-on fun at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. This fascinating way to see the stunning city...

National Museum of Scotland5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

While obviously National Museum of Scotland is a great place to learn new things, it's just as easily appreciated for the fun of its stunning collect...

The Museum of Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A historic journey awaits all budding explorers at The Museum Of Edinburgh. Described as the city’s treasure box there's so much to discover. The maz...

Edinburgh Castle4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh. Over 1,000 years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, and it is easy to see why it h...

National War Museum

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

National War Museum offers a chance for curious minds of all ages to investigate the story of Scotland at War, within the grand and historic setting...

Dynamic Earth

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

There isn’t anything more diverse or fascinating than the weird and wonderful world we live in, which is what you’ll discover at Dynamic Earth. The t...

Sunday Funday at The Yard Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The Yard, Edinburgh is home to adventure and play for disabled children and young people. It’s a wonderful resource of emotional and practical suppor...

Palace of Holyroodhouse5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen and stands against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat...

ODEON Edinburgh Lothian Road

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Who doesn’t love a trip to the movies? Whether it be the latest animated wonder from Pixar or a thrilling adventure in the depths of space, there’s s...

Doodles Ceramics Workshop

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

Doodles Ceramics Workshop is a paint-your-own pottery workshop. Choose from their range of white, unglazed pottery items. The range includes mugs, pl...

Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool known locally as ‘Commie Pool' the facilities here comprise an excellent 50m main pool with 8 lanes set aside, pl...

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