Our Head Concierge at The Balmoral, David Musk, shares his favourite things to see and do this spring (including a few secret tips)
This beautiful beach is a 40 minute drive from the city and well worth the drive.
It is often deserted so offers a very peaceful experience. There are stables close by so Horse Riding on the beach is a great option. The ruins of Tantallon Castle, built in the mid-1300's and home to the infamous Black Douglases, looms large over the cliffs and can be explored. And you cannot beat some mouth watering lobster and chips close by at The Lobster Shack in North Berwick.
25th - 26th April
Big Big Gin Festival
Various venus across the city will host masterclass and tasting sessions at this Gin-inspired festival.
20th - 31st May
Edinburgh International Children's Festival
This festival features the world's best theatre and dance for young audiences. Held across various venues in the city.
Edinburgh Whisky Festival
Assembly Rooms, George Street
Sample the best home-grown whiskies from Scotland as meet some of the finest distillers from across the globe.
2020 is the 25th anniversary of Pride Edinburgh, expect a celebration of music and dancing.