What's On In Edinburgh

Attractions & Events in the Capital

What's on in Edinburgh? 'What's not on' might be a better question, in a city of great vibrancy and diversity.

Major forthcoming events near the hotel include the superb Edinburgh International Film Festival - the longest continually running film festival in the world. To find out whats on, look at www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Edinburgh has evolved into an all year round festival city - more information about the great Edinburgh festivals is below. An excellent compendium of events can also be found on www.edinburgh.org where you can select events by type, category, name, date, type of audience, and there is a helpdesk. Another very useful website is www.edinburghguide.com

Festivals In Edinburgh



Edinburgh is best-known for its August (International) festival: a huge, month-long arts extravaganza that actually includes several festivals running at the same time. There are festivals taking place in Edinburgh throughout the year - from the Edinburgh Science Festival in April to Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations at New Year's Eve,with its Hogmanay street party for 120,000.

Each year the Edinburgh International Festival stages one of the greatest celebrations of the arts, attracting audiences from around the world to the city's thrilling atmosphere. A unique opportunity to experience the excitement of live performance by internationally renowned artists as well as the joy of discovering new and unfamiliar works.

Visit the Edinburgh Festival web site

But the International Festival isn't Edinburgh's only calendar event - it is also home to Festival Fringe, Hogmanay, Book, Film, Jazz & Blues, Science, & Children's festivals and the Military Tattoo.

Together with its counterparts, the Book, the Jazz, the Fringe and the Film Festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival forms what is now widely regarded as the biggest and best arts festival in the world.

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More information — our Edinburgh festival guides