With the long sunny days, fascinating festivals and a wide range of Edinburgh festivities, Edinburgh in September is simply spectacular. Which is why we thought we’d share all the wonderful things to look forward to in Edinburgh in September. With quirky festivals, spine-tingling tours, grand events and odd nights out, what’s not to love about Edinburgh in September?
Break The Festival Cycle With The Tour of Britain
Move over August festivals, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain is coming to town. For the first time ever, one of the UK’s biggest cycling races will kick off in Edinburgh in the first of 8 stages over 7 days across the length and breadth of Britain. So if you are looking for things to do in Edinburgh in September, head to St Gile’s Cathedral at 10:30am on the 3rd of September as this epic tour de Britain gets underway.
Get Growing At The Edinburgh Harvest Festival
On the 17th and 18th of September, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will be harvesting all the yearly vegetable fun at the annual Harvest Festival. With fun activities, gardening advice, information about harvesting, cooking and storing crops, as well as tasters and more, the Harvest Festival is always a highlight event in Edinburgh in September.
Experience Edinburgh On A Budget With Doors Open Days
For anyone visiting Edinburgh on a budget, there’s no better time to visit Edinburgh than September. The annual Edinburgh Doors Open Days allows you to visit some of Edinburgh’s most unique buildings (many of which are normally closed to the public) completely free of charge. What’s more, many venues will offer behind the scenes tours, talks and exhibitions, bringing these ancient buildings to life. Which is why visiting Scotland’s largest free festival in September really does pay off.
Experience King Arthur’s “Adventures” in Spamalot
If you are visiting Edinburgh towards the end of September, then a trip to the theatre must be on every Edinburg holiday to-do list. From the 26th until the 30th of September, the hilarious Spamalot will be on at the King’s Theatre. Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, join King Arthur as he travels around the land gathering his Knights of the Round Table from amidst misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.
Uncover The Secrets Of The Royal Mile
Discover a side of Edinburgh you won’t find in any guidebook on this 90 minute guided walking tour of Edinburgh’s hidden streets and winding closes. Unlock the fascinating history, scandalous past and gripping culture and crime along the Royal Mile as you explore the wynds, closes, courtyards and homes where Edinburgh history was made. Enjoy an educational stroll around Edinburgh’s Old Town. Visit Parliament Hall and St Gile’s Cathedral. Learn all about Half Hangit Maggie. Skip the line as you visit Edinburgh Castle. And discover how the Royal Mile got its name.
Visit Edinburgh’s Most Haunted Nooks And Crannies … If You Dare
With Old Hallows Eve on the horizon, prepare to have the wits scared out of you with an Extreme Paranormal Ghost Tour along Edinburgh’s hidden wynds and secret courtyards. Visit some of Edinburgh’s most haunted locations (above and below ground!) in search of the weird, mysterious and downright spooky. Hear the terrifying tales of Edinburgh’s gruesome past as you stroll through the most haunted graveyard in the world. Tales of hangings, torture, murders, witches and cannibals. Full of mystery, murder and the macabre, this tour is NOT for the faint hearted!
So there you have it – what’s on and things to look forward to in Edinburgh this September. Make the most of your Edinburgh holiday by booking your accommodation in Edinburgh with the Parliament House Hotel.