Doors Open Day to usher in crowds to Edinburgh cultural hotspots

A host of historic Council-managed landmarks across Edinburgh will be taking part in Doors Open Day this weekend.

Carlton hill

Why not start by exploring the stunning architectural addition to the Usher Hall - pop into the world famous Lothian Road concert hall's brand new wing.

Heading east along Princes Street, get the heart-rate pumping with a climb up Calton Hill, where no fewer than three 'open doors' await: the newly refurbished Burns Monument, the Old City Observatory and Old Observatory House which is currently being transformed into a magnificent property for holiday lets by the Vivat Trust.

Lastly, Alexander Nasmyth's St Bernard's Mineral Well, situated in a beautiful, tranquil spot beside the Water of Leith in Stockbridge, would be the ideal final destination for a pleasant weekend stroll.

Visitor Information for Doors Open Day weekend

  • Usher Hall: Saturday 25 September, 10:30 to 12:30
  • Burns Monument: Saturday 25 September, 11:00 to 16:00
  • Old City Observatory: Saturday 25 September, 11:00 to 16:00
  • Old Observatory House: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September, 11:00 to 15:00
  • St Bernard's Mineral Well: Saturday 25 September, 12:00 to 15:00
For more information about the venues taking part, please visit websites for the Usher Hall and Edinburgh Museums and Galleries.

See the full Doors Open Day programme.

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