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What's on in Edinburgh in May 2014

Event of the Month | Create:Eat:Whisky
(14 – 19 May)


Create:Eat:Whisky

Coming to Edinburgh this May is an exciting whisky tasting event, Create:Eat:Whisky. This one-off extravaganza will see the old Nestle Condensed Milk Factory in Edinburgh transformed into a thrilling wonderland for whisky enthusiasts and novices alike.

Come along and discover a unique whisky experience, as our national drink is presented in an innovative new way. Using lighting, projection, sound and scent, your senses will be heightened as you experience whisky in a completely new way. You’ll enjoy a dram with local food that will challenge you to think again about our national tipple.

Location: Nestle Condensed Milk Factory, 4 Wellington Place, Edinburgh. EH6 7EQ

Website: Find out more

Old Town Street Food Festival (5 and 25 May)

If you’re venturing into the old town in May, be sure to check out this exciting pop-up food festival. Taking place just along from Apex International and Apex City Hotels at The Three Sisters in the Cowgate, you’ll enjoy a vibrant foodie experience with a range of stalls offering exciting food and drink.

Location: The Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, Edinburgh. EH1 1JS

Website: Find out more

Edinburgh's Free Walking Tours (Throughout May)

Get out into the sunshine and enjoy Edinburgh on foot this May. This series of free walking tours will take you through the winding closes and alleys of Edinburgh’s Old Town. You’ll be led around Edinburgh by an experienced guide who will share stories from Edinburgh’s rich past.

Location: Tron Kirk, Hunter Square, Edinburgh. EH1 1QW

Paulo Nutini (27 May)

Scottish songwriter, Paulo Nutini is back after a four-year hiatus. Come and see one of Scotland’s finest songsmiths perform tracks from his new album, Caustic Love, as well as some old favourites at the beautiful Usher Hall.

Location: Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh. EH1 2EA

Website: Find out more

A Play, A Pie and A Pint (29 April – 3 May)

If you’re staying at our Apex International or Apex City Hotels then you’re perfectly placed to enjoy this unique theatrical experience at the Traverse Theatre. A Play, A Pie and A Pint does exactly what it says on the tin. Enjoy a spot of lunchtime culture as the Traverse presents the play The Queen of Lucky People, a black comedy about the joys of social networking.

Location: Traverse Theatre, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. EH1 2ED

Website: Find out more

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion (Throughout May)

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Come and visit this historic palace and discover a diverse collection of clothing, paintings, drawings and miniatures that show off the style and fashion of the Tudor and Stuart periods. This exciting exhibition runs until 20 July, so don’t miss this chance to see some exciting relics from the past.

Location: The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. EH8 8DX

Website: Find out more

It’s a Strange Auld Toon, Stories of Old Edinburgh (29 April – 11 May)

If the free walking tour of Edinburgh whetted your appetite for stories of Edinburgh past, get down to the Scottish Storytelling Centre this May for an opportunity to hear storyteller Callam Lykan tell some thrilling stories about a bygone Edinburgh. This event is part of TradFest 2014, a festival that celebrates traditional Scottish art, running until 11 May.

Location: Scottish Storytelling Centre, High Street, Edinburgh. EH1 1SR

Website: Find out more


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