Edinburgh Festival 2011

This year’s Edinburgh Festival will be held from July 22nd to August 29th. The festival is the largest arts and cultural festival in Europe, and possibly the world. There is no “one” Edinburgh Festival. A number of festivals are actually held over this time period, and together they are referred to as the Edinburgh Festival. […]

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Edinburgh International Book Festival

The International Book Festival is also one of the big festivals that takes place in Edinburgh, which is only fitting since the city was denoted an official City of Literature by UNESCO.  It takes place every year in a village that is set up of temporary marquees in the middle of Charlotte Square On George […]

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Another large festival held in Edinburgh and has become iconic to the city, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo festival.  Every year it attracts tens of thousands of spectators to the area that is led by pipers who are dressed in authentic kilts that skirl (the noise that bagpipes make) at the Edinburgh Castle below the castle’s […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the side events of the Edinburgh International Festival is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, hence its name, which also began in 1947. As the name might imply, the festival happens on the edges of the International Festival, and spans over the same period of time in August.  The festival offers attendees much more alternative […]

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Edinburgh International Festival

The main festival of the four is the Edinburgh International Festival, which was the first to be conceptualised.  The other festivals are each considered to be ‘fringe’ festivals or the offspring of the major festival period, but have developed enough to take on their own personality and following.  For this reason August can be a […]

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