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What to do this weekend: 24-25 September

What to do this weekend: 24-25 September


Edinburgh Doors Open Day

Our favourite weekend of the year has finally arrived! We love exploring Edinburgh heritage and learning about the buildings' history on Doors Open Day. Don't miss your chance to get into some amazing places: download the brochure or pick it up in town. Additional venues list available here. Register for walks via Eventbrite - we will be joining the tours 'Edinburgh in Print' and 'Edinburgh Old Town' with Cobble Tales

We also have a shortlist of buildings to visit:

  • Mansfield Traquair (Sat&Sun)
  • Raises Clark Head Office (Sat&Sun)
  • St Andrew's House (Sat&Sun)
  • Bonhams (Sat&Sun)
  • The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (Sat)

Previous years favourites include Advocates Library (Sat) and the General Register House & New Register House (Sat). Sadly the private gardens are not open this year - anyone has a friend with keys?


The Pitt

The Pitt is back - weekly until December! This Saturday's vendors include Barnacles & Bones, Rost Eats, Pizza Geeks, Smith & Gertrude. If you're looking to re-fuel during a busy Doors Open Day schedule, this should your pitt-stop (sorry Mr Enthusiast has been watching too much Formula 1 lately).


Secret Gardens

The last Sunday of September also means that Little Sparta and Jupiter Artland are closing for winter - so this is your last chance to visit them in 2016. We particularly loved Christian Boltanski's 'Animates' installation this year at Jupiter. For Little Sparta you will need a car, but Jupiter is easily accessible by public transport. If you can't make it this weekend, make sure you put these brilliant gardens in the calendar for a visit next summer. 

Have a nice weekend!

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