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Edinburgh July 2014

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What's on in Edinburgh in July 2014

Event of the Month | Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
(18 – 27 July)

July in Edinburgh welcomes some of the giants of Blues and Jazz, including big name acts such as Van Morrison, Jools Holland and Bill Wyman. This two week Jazz and Blues Extravaganza features over 140 gigs, held across 13 venues within Edinburgh City Centre, featuring diverse musical styles ranging from bop, boogie-woogie, samba and soul.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

This exciting music festival takes place in stunning venues across the city; they’ll also be the opportunity to enjoy some alfresco Jazz on the Grassmarket, as musicians take to the street and entertain you whilst you enjoy some shopping, eating or drinking in the beautiful Grassmarket – right outside our Apex International Hotel and Apex City Hotel.

Find out more about the 2014 program by visiting theEdinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival website to find out more about all the artists and events that are taking place during this festival of all things Jazz and Blues. If you’re staying for the whole festival, why not choose Apex Hotels. All our properties in Edinburgh are ideally located and within easy reach of all the venues taking part in this groovy music festival.

Location: Various locations around Edinburgh


A Capital View: The Art of Edinburgh (4 June 2014 – 6 July 2014)

This exhibition charts the history of Edinburgh through an exquisite collection of paintings, prints and sculptures. Don’t miss this opportunity to view some unique and rare artworks that show the development of this beautiful city. If you’re staying at Apex Waterloo Place, don’t miss this exhibition as it is only a short walk from the hotel.

Location: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE


Edinburgh Famers’ Market (Every Saturday)

The Edinburgh Farmers’ Market has become an Edinburgh institution. Held every Saturday, and located a short walk from Apex International Hotel and Apex City Hotel, you’ll find a fantastic array of Scottish produce to tickle your taste buds.

Location: Castle Terrace, Edinburgh. EH1 2DP


River Dipping (3 – 29 July)

Keep the kids occupied and take them for a cooling dip in the Water of Leith to discover the diverse wildlife that inhabits our inner city river. Bring your waterproofs and wellies, and prepare to get wet as you and your children discover what creatures lurk beneath the Water of Leith. Children must be accompanied by an adult and booking is advised.

Location: Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Edinburgh, EH14 1TQ


The Art of Golf (12 July 2014 – 26 October 2014)

Learn about a Scotland’s other famous export: Golf, in this exciting exhibition about Scotland’s national sport. You’ll get the chance to see golf as it was in its early days, right through to the present day via a collection of beautiful artwork, museum pieces and memorabilia that sport and Scotland’s past.

Location: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL


Pentlands Walking Festival (24 – 26 July)

Escaping to the great outdoors is easier than you think in Edinburgh. Located a stone’s throw from the city centre, the Pentland Hills Regional Park boasts some of the finest views of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Discover this national treasure during the Pentlands Walking Festival in July as you are led on a series of guided tours around the park.

Location: Pentland Hills, Edinburgh


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