Festival Fun in Edinburgh
Festivals are what Edinburgh does best, and with a wide variety of events taking place throughout the year it would be a shame not to be there for at least one. With plenty of Edinburgh hotels from Travelodge to choose from, trips to the festival city can be inexpensive and convenient, so what are you waiting for? Just pick your favourite from the festivals below and let the festivities begin!
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Probably the most famous of all of Edinburgh’s festivals is the Fringe festival. The 66th edition of the largest arts festival in the world takes place from 3rd to 27th August this year and plays host to a range of outstanding events and performances, from theatre, music and comedy to children’s shows to exhibitions.
Throughout the summer thousands of spectators gather in Edinburgh’s cobbled streets and venues which range from large theatres to bars and restaurants to churches and even the odd caravan!
A truly unique and remarkable experience that has launched the careers of many big stars including Eddie Izzard, Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Billy Connolly, everyone should make sure they visit Fringe at least once in their lifetime.
Edinburgh International Science Festival
A two-week extravaganza of more than 200 inspirational science events, workshops and discussions, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is one of the largest explorations of science in Europe.
With a wide range of hands-on activities, inspiring talks and fun-filled workshops, it’s a great family day out and saw appearances this year from the likes of Derren Brown and Dr Bunhead.
International Film Festival
Bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the Scottish capital, the International Film Festival seeks to highlight the most exciting and innovative new film talent, with notable premieres in recent years including The Hurt Locker, Ratatouille, Little Miss Sunshine and Billy Elliot. The 66th annual edition is set to take place from 20th June to 1st July, celebrating the very best in international cinema alongside a whole host of debates, experiences and events.
For nine days during the summer, the Leith Festival celebrates the heritage, culture, diversity and people of the charming district of Leith. A traditional community arts festival, it provides a varied programme of arts, tours, music, food and sport and is a unique chance to meet the locals and try something a little different from the more major and popular Edinburgh festivals.
But with festival season upon us, it won’t only be Edinburgh celebrating, but the whole country, so click here to find more cheap hotels in the UK.