The Edinburgh Festival - An Unmissable Event!
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Edinburgh is the capital and second largest city in Scotland. Sometimes known as the “Athens of the North, the city of Edinburgh is home to many excellent museums, art galleries, and many other historical treasures.
It is a famous festival city, and one of the well-known festivals in Edinburgh is the Edinburgh Festival, which is held in August and September each year.
The international festival is a memorable three weeks of amazing opera, theatre, music, dance and visual arts. All types of cultures are represented, as you will see exceptional displays from countries like Asia, Japan, Korea, China, India, Taiwan, Vietnam and much more.
The Edinburgh Festival
, known as the largest in the world, was founded in 1947 by the Edinburgh International Festival. There are a number of outstanding events taking place at the festival.
Also on your visit you can enjoy some great theatre productions, One of the world's largest arts events, the Festival stages more than 2,000 shows in hundreds of theatres, inspiring people to put on shows ranging from Shakespeare to modern works.
The Fringe attracts events mainly from the performing arts, in particular drama and comedy, dance and music. It all started in 1947 when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. All shows will be impressive performances that are guaranteed to blow you away.
There are thousands of artists, including the biggest names on stage.
You can see Shakespeare’s greatest performances or stand up comedy routines. The Edinburgh Festival has something to suit all tastes.
There are also several events that are completely free of charge, so you can enjoy some great performances without worrying about paying money. Therefore, the festival will meet the budget of anyone.
When you go to Edinburgh during the festival season, you need to take one of its local historic tours. You will go to Blair Street, which is home to one of the haunted Edinburgh vaults and continue to Greyfriars Kirkyard, which will give you a look at the mysterious past of Edinburgh.
The city has many excellent dining facilities ....
You can choose to go to the award-winning restaurant of Michelin Star, dining in a relaxing and tranquil setting. And you can experience mouth-watering Scottish cuisine with a touch of French influence.
The festival finale is a spectacular fireworks show hosted by Virgin Money. This is the world’s largest and most stunning fireworks extravaganza. The explosive music in the show is inspired by Asia, Arabia and the east. And there will be more than 100,000 fireworks launched from the ramparts of the famous Edinburgh Castle, making it an astonishing experience.
Getting to and around Edinburgh .....
You can get to Edinburgh by air, flying directly to Edinburgh Airport.
There are also plenty of trains and busses that travel to and from the city. And within Edinburgh, there are numerous ways of getting around the city. There are bus and train service, and an abundance of private taxis.
The Edinburgh Festival brings the city to life for 3 weeks, celebrating the biggest arts festival in the world. Millions of tourists flock here for this monumental event. This event will leave you wanting to return to the capital city. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place in August.
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