July in Edinburgh

Our tips for getting out and about this month

School holidays are here again and there are 6 weeks to try and fill with things to entertain your kids, so we have put together some suggestions for you. 

July also includes 'Catch the Bus Week' if you need an excuse to get on board!

1.  Concerts at Edinburgh Castle

This month Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade will be transformed into a unique concert venue hosting three big acts, Wet Wet Wet on 15 July, Olly Murs on 18  July and Deacon Blue on 22 July.
Tickets are still available for all the shows so it’s not too late to go along.  We have a choice of buses to get you to and from the gigs including a range of NightBus services if you're staying out late.

ALL CITY CENTRE BUSES

 

2. Take a trip to the beach

East Lothian is home to many amazing beaches – 7 of them award winning.  Get an East Coast Buses countyPLUS Day Ticket and you and your family can visit them all in the one day!

Belhaven Bay106, 107
Gullane Bents –  124, X5, X24
Longniddry Gosford Bay –  124, X5, X24
North Berwick Milsey Bay –  124, X5, X24
North Berwick West Beach –  124, X5, X24
Longniddry No 1 and 2 –  124, X5, X24
Yellowcraigs –  124, X5, X24

 

3. Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival Carnival  - 16 July

 Take the bus into town to see the sights and sounds of this years Jazz Carnival.  There will be music, circus acts, dancing and puppetry from all around the world to see.  The fun starts at 1430 and the event is free.  Leave plenty of time to travel and to get a good view - if you download our app, it will give you real time bus infromation on the day.

ALL CITY CENTRE BUSES

 

4. Hit the sales

July brings the school holidays and the summer sales.  Why not visit one of the City's shopping centres and grab yourself some lunch and a bargain.

Gyle Shopping Centre - 2, 12, 18, 20, 21, 22, 35, 36, 63
Ocean Terminal - 11, 22, 34, 35, 36, 200
Fort Kinnaird - 18, 30, 49
Cameron Toll shopping Centre - 3, 7, 8, 24, 29, 31, 33, 37, 38, 42, 47, 49

 

5. Despicable Me 3

The family film of the summer will definitely be Despicable Me 3.  Purchase your family dayticket and take the kids along to catch up with Gru, Agnes, Margo, Edith, Dave and Bob.

Cineworld - 1, 22, 30, 34, 35
Odeon Lothian Road - 1, 210, 11, 15, 16, 23, 24, 27, 34, 3536, 47, 124 
Dominion - 5, 11, 15, 16, 23, 36
Omni - 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 26, 34, 44, 45, 49

Posted on: Fri, June 30, 2017 at 8:16
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