Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Survival Guide

Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Survival Guide

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 – Complete Survival Guide Tips and tricks to help you survive and enjoy the worlds leading arts festival. Edinburgh Fringe Festival is underway for the 70th time, making it the largest, longest-running arts festival in the world. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people from around the globe, in-fact, during the month of August, Edinburgh’s population almost doubles, going from around 502,000 to a street-bursting 1.1m. With all the shows, people and activities it can be…

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Edinburgh in July 2017

Edinburgh in July 2017

Things to do in Edinburgh this month Festivals, music, markets, galleries and activities to keep you busy in July Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival (14 – 23 Jul) Getting Edinburgh’s festival season off to a swinging start, the Jazz & Blues Festival, The biggest of its kind in Britain, is sure to delight all those in attendance. This ever-growing festival has everything from big band favourites to skiffle, ragtime and freeform jazz on the menu at over 1000 shows that’ll make even the fringe…

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Edinburgh on Film

Edinburgh on Film

EDINBURGH ON FILM Where Hollywood meets Holyrood. Edinburgh is known for its festivals. Most notably, the Fringe Festival. Every year millions of people come to the city throughout the month of August to experience the 70-year-old event. However, the fringe is not the only festival that draws a crowd to the city. Also taking place is the Book Festival and Military Tattoo in August, The Jazz and Blues Festival in July and the International Film Festival in June. Edinburgh has always…

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5 Things To Do In Edinburgh in June 2017

5 Things To Do In Edinburgh in June 2017

THINGS TO DO IN EDINBURGH IN JUNE 2017 Our picks of must-do activities in Edinburgh this month June welcomes the start of summer, the longest day of the year. However, more excitedly, it marks the start of the festival season in Edinburgh. Which means, of course, there is plenty to do in and around the city. Edinburgh International Film Festival (21 June – 2 July) The Edinburgh International Film Festival was established in 1947, and it is renowned around the…

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The Best Ice Cream in Edinburgh

The Best Ice Cream in Edinburgh

THE BEST ICE CREAM IN EDINBURGH Our guide of where to go for ice cream in Scotland’s capital city. Finally, the sun is out – but probably not for long. So, we have streamlined your search for a delicious, refreshing ice-cream so that you can enjoy as much time as possible in the Scottish sun. You’re welcome. MARY’S MILK BAR Mary’s Milk Bar is one of those hidden gems that once you find it, you tell everyone about it. It…

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5 Things to do in Edinburgh in May 2017

5 Things to do in Edinburgh in May 2017

5 things to do in Edinburgh in May 2017 Our picks of family friendly activities to do in the capital this month With flowers in bloom and the sun creeping out, it would be easy to just walk around Edinburgh without ever noticing all the other events taking place. While that would be great, you would miss out on quite a lot as May promises to be an exciting month in Edinburgh, packed with plenty of family-friendly events. From cunning foxes to…

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5 Things to do in Edinburgh (for the remainder of) this April

5 Things to do in Edinburgh (for the remainder of) this April

5 THINGS TO DO IN EDINBURGH THIS APRIL Well, what’s left of it anyway. While April may be drawing to a close, there is still plenty to do in Edinburgh. Whether you’re in Edinburgh with a partner, family or even by yourself, this list of activities and events will be sure to give your something to do during your visit. Trad Fest   |   26th April  – 7th May ‘TradFest Dùn Èideann’ is a vibrant twelve-day showcase of Scotland’s…

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The Best Edinburgh Gardens

The Best Edinburgh Gardens

EDINBURGH GARDENS… …where the grass is greener Edinburgh is famous for its beauty. It is known around the world for its intricate architecture and unique buildings and streets. You just need to take on look at Edinburgh’s Old Town to figure out why tourists are attracted to the stunningly, well-kept buildings. However, an often overlooked attribute to Edinburgh’s beauty, are its many gardens. Princes Street Gardens Princes Street Gardens is located in the centre of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, tucked between New…

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Shackleton’s lost whisky

Shackleton’s lost whisky

SHACKLETON’S LOST WHISKY The story of the spirited explorers once lost hundred-year-old whisky There is nothing quite like the feeling of finding something valuable that you had previously considered lost, is there? We have all panicked and turned our homes upside down in search for that family heirloom or, for that loose change that slipped out of your pocket. But this story is not one of loose change or priceless heirlooms. This, for us Scots, is about something much, much…

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#WordPoetryDay – Scotlands Best Poets

#WordPoetryDay – Scotlands Best Poets

#WORLDPOETRY DAY SCOTLAND’S BEST POETS Scotland boasts some of the finest poets in the world, and we know it. Few countries celebrate their writers and poets in the way that Scotland does theirs. Sir Walter Scott has a massive Gothic-Esque monument in the centre of Edinburgh, and Robert Burns has ‘Burns Night’ – a night where not only Scotland but a significant portion of the world celebrate the Scottish poet and his culture. There are, as you might gather, a lot…

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