The Edinburgh Address & Adore ScotlandOctober is a month when the city and its outskirts change into Autumn. So what can you do during October in Edinburgh? Let's start with the big event. Edinburgh embraces Halloween with a warm passion. The Botanics Halloween Trail From 14 to 31 October 10:00 – 16:00 daily £2 per trail booklet, no booking required Pick up a trail booklet on arrival from the East or West Gate entrances and set off on the trail The Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh will delight children aged 3 and over as they follow the guide to discover ancient secrets and spells. Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular From 7 to 31 October 17:30 - 21:00 daily Venue: Edinburgh Zoo Price(s): £10.50-£17 depending on age and membership This annual event returns to Edinburgh Zoo, with a range of family-friendly fun. The trail runs through the zoo, with pirates, creepy crawlies and ghosts along the way! Samhuinn Fire Festival 31 October 2022 19:00 Holyrood Park One of the most exciting events to take place in Edinburgh is the Samhuinn Fire Festival. This is an ancient Celtic festival, and is designed to wow the senses with fire, music, and performance. Will Young 16 October 19:00–22:30 The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh Will Young returns to Edinburgh as part of his 20th anniversary tour of the UK. Not to be missed by any pop fans! Paolo Nutini 31 October 19:00–21:00 O2 Academy Edinburgh, 11 New Market Rd, Edinburgh For music lovers looking for a little more soul, country, folk then check out Paisley born Paolo Nutini for a guaranteed great evening. Paulo presents his fourth album, 'Last Night in the Bittersweet' from 2022, so there's sure to be some of the new tunes, and we hope, some of his chart toppers too. Michael Palin: From North Korea into Iraq 21 October 19:30–22:30 The Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh For any travel lover this is a night not to be missed. Michael Palin's solo show is sure to delight in his stories of travel across the globe. Angel Olsen 22 October 19:00–23:00 The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen tours across the UK from the States, bringing her dreamy voice to memorise you, and pull you into a breathtaking performance. An Evening with Adam Frost 20 October 19:30 The Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh Love plants? Love your garden Interested in making improvements to how you enjoy your outdoor spaces? Adam Frost is guaranteed to educate, inform, and charm with his stories of how he grew to be one of Britain's leading gardeners and Chelsea Flower Show winners. Rugby Autumn Test 2022 We're excited to see Scotland play again this Autumn, starting from October and running into November of 2022. Scotland v Australia 29 October BT Murrayfield Stadium 17:30 Scotland v Fiji 5 November BT Murrayfield Stadium 13:00 Scotland v New Zealand 13 November BT Murrayfield Stadium 14:15 Scotland v Argentina 19 November BT Murrayfield Stadium 15:15
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What's on in Edinburgh in October?

Written by Kelly Odor|

October is a great month for visiting Edinburgh. As the streets quieten, and the green city changes to autumnal hues.

What's on in Edinburgh in October - Autumnal trees with orange leaves in front of Edinburgh Castle
Autumnal trees with orange leaves in front of Edinburgh Castle

We love Edinburgh all year round. But October has a special feel to it. Find out why.

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American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen tours across the UK from the States, bringing her dreamy voice to memorise you, and pull you into a breathtaking performance.

October is a month when the city and its outskirts change into Autumn.

So what can you do during October in Edinburgh?

Let's start with the big event. Edinburgh embraces Halloween with a warm passion. 

The Botanics Halloween Trail

From 14 to 31 October
10:00 – 16:00 daily
£2 per trail booklet, no booking required 
Pick up a trail booklet on arrival from the East or West Gate entrances and set off on the trail

The Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh will delight children aged 3 and over as they follow the guide to discover ancient secrets and spells. 

Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

From 7 to 31 October
17:30 - 21:00 daily
Venue: Edinburgh Zoo

Price(s): £10.50-£17 depending on age and membership

This annual event returns to Edinburgh Zoo, with a range of family-friendly fun.

The trail runs through the zoo, with pirates, creepy crawlies and ghosts along the way!

Samhuinn Fire Festival

31 October 2022
19:00
Holyrood Park

One of the most exciting events to take place in Edinburgh is the Samhuinn Fire Festival. 

This is an ancient Celtic festival, and is designed to wow the senses with fire, music, and performance. 

Will Young

16 October
19:00–22:30
The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh

Will Young returns to Edinburgh as part of his 20th anniversary tour of the UK. Not to be missed by any pop fans! 

Paolo Nutini

31 October
19:00–21:00
O2 Academy Edinburgh, 11 New Market Rd, Edinburgh

For music lovers looking for a little more soul, country, folk then check out Paisley born Paolo Nutini for a guaranteed great evening. 

Paulo presents his fourth album, 'Last Night in the Bittersweet' from 2022, so there's sure to be some of the new tunes, and we hope, some of his chart toppers too. 

Michael Palin: From North Korea into Iraq

21 October
19:30–22:30
The Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh

For any travel lover this is a night not to be missed. Michael Palin's solo show is sure to delight in his stories of travel across the globe. 

Angel Olsen

22 October
19:00–23:00
The Usher Hall, Lothian Rd

American singer-songwriter Angel Olsen tours across the UK from the States, bringing her dreamy voice to memorise you, and pull you into a breathtaking performance.

An Evening with Adam Frost

20 October
19:30
The Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh

Love plants? Love your garden Interested in making improvements to how you enjoy your outdoor spaces?

Adam Frost is guaranteed to educate, inform, and charm with his stories of how he grew to be one of Britain's leading gardeners and Chelsea Flower Show winners. 

Rugby Autumn Test 2022

We're excited to see Scotland play again this Autumn, starting from October and running into November of 2022. 

Scotland v Australia

29 October
BT Murrayfield Stadium
17:30

Scotland v Fiji

5 November
BT Murrayfield Stadium
13:00

Scotland v New Zealand

13 November
BT Murrayfield Stadium
14:15

Scotland v Argentina

19 November
BT Murrayfield Stadium
15:15

However you choose to spend your October, make sure you rest your weary feet in one of The Edinburgh Address's luxury properties across the city. 

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