Edinburgh is not only one of the largest cities within the UK outside of London, but it is also full to the brim with activities to partake in during a visit.  Outside of the museums, galleries, and attractions that are housed in Edinburgh, it is also home to some of the most notable festivals in the country.  The primary festivals that take place on a yearly basis include the Fringe Festival, the Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh International Festival, and the International Book Festival.