Edinburgh is a vibrant lively city with a thriving nightlife, but you do not have to feel left out if you need to be tucked up in bed before the late night fun commences. Perhaps you have a young family, an early start the next day, or merely want to catch up on your beauty sleep. We have some treats in store which do not require you to burn the candle at both ends.
Edinburgh has a dazzling array of theaters and cultural venues to choose from, especially during the Festival. Some performances can run quite late, but most commence between six and eight pm and many venues also have matinee performances. For a less highbrow evening, why not head to the Cumberland Bar for their famous Monday night Pub Quiz. Every week the answer to one of the questions is “Belgium” – which is always shouted out loud by the locals.
There are a wide range of tours available for those who want to get to know the history of Edinburgh. Most run in the afternoon and early evening , leaving time for an early night or a relaxed drink afterwards. Mercat Tours offer a great selection of historical and entertaining tours, and their ghost tours finish well before the witching hour. If the weather is inclement, you could head to Fountianpark. With Bowling, a cinema, a casino and a variety of restaurants, a coffee house and a bar there is plenty to keep the whole family amused.
So, what are you waiting for? Have a great time, but make it home before your coach turns into a pumpkin!