Edith Bowman offers tips on how to make the most of the surprising number of things to see and do in the world's festival city this summer.
By markettiers4dc on 05 July 2011 in Destination Guides
Edinburgh is renowned as the world’s festival city, but you might be surprised at just how much Scotland’s inspiring capital has on offer this summer.
Most of us have heard about the city’s world famous annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (5 to 29 August 2011), the Edinburgh International Festival (12 August to 4 September 2011) and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (5 to 27 August 2011), but the city offers a whole host of events this summer and throughout the year.
Edinburgh is home to so many different festivals that offer the adventurous tourist new experiences at every turn.
Literary fans can lose themselves at the International Book Festival (13 to 29 August 2011), art-lovers will discover all sorts of artistic inspiration at the Art Festival (4 August to 4 September 2011), music fans will find plenty to keep them entertained at the Jazz and Blues Festival (22 to 31 July 2011), while those looking to celebrate a range of world cultures need look no further than the Mela festival (2 to 4 September 2011).
And that’s just the half of it - with the National Museum of Scotland reopening its doors on 29 July after a multi-million pound refurbishment and spaces like the prestigious Signet Library in Parliament Square opening their doors as a pop up venues, a summer break to the Edinburgh Festivals offers a fascinating cultural adventure for all.
So for a guide to what’s on offer, watch our video where Edith Bowman gives you the lowdown on the Edinburgh festival summer season and gets advice from the locals on what you can find around every corner.
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