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You'll find a friendly welcome in Edinburgh, 'The Festival City'

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 "This profusion of eccentricities, this dream in masonry and living rock is not a drop scene in a theatre, but a city in the world of reality."                                                                                                                                                                                                       Robert Louis Stevenson

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Edinburgh International Airport connects to North America and most European cities.

If you must, there are links to all London Airports and frequent trains from Kings Cross, London.
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No trip to Scotland would be complete without a trip to Scotland's capital city. With a population of just over 477,000 it is a relatively small, compact city but contains many of Scotland's national institutions, it is the seat of Government and there are a large number of museums and major visitor attractions.

It is very relaxed city and large numbers of people still live and work in the city centre (financial services). During the summer, the parks and open spaces are full of people sunbathing, enjoying a drink or have ice-cream (the sun does shine sometimes).

An architectural gem, the city enjoys UNESCO world heritage status as much for its buildings and vistas as its geographical location and imposing castle.

Edinburgh largely escaped destruction during the Second World War and as a result it was chosen in 1947 to host a world class cultural festival. Over the years this has flourished and has grown to become Edinburgh International Festivall that we know today.  However that is only part of the story; uninvited performers turned up and organised their own venues and ticket sales. The Fringe event has grown into one of the largest arts festivals in the world.

Edinburgh is truly a festival city; there are festivals and major events taking place throughout the year culminating in the week long Hogmanay celebrations to mark the New Year.


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 Edinburgh's Festivals Dates 2018

Edinburgh International Film Festival   20 June–1 July 2018
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival   13 – 22 July 2018
Edinburgh Art Festival   26 July–26 August 2018
Edinburgh Military Tattoo  3 - 25 August 2018
Edinburgh International Festival  3 – 27 August 2018
Edinburgh Fringe Festival  3 – 27 August 2018
Edinburgh International Book Festival  11 – 27 August 2018

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