One of the most popular scenes the city is known for is its festival and arts scene, after all Edinburgh is home to the world’s largest fringe festival! Running for three weeks in August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe celebrates arts and culture through thousands of performances by entertainers from all over the world. The city comes alive during the festival with an explosion of colour, vibrancy and fun!
Another world-renowned festival is The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Also running for 3 weeks in August, the Tattoo encapsulates Scottish traditions with the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands putting on a series of performances. Located at the stunning esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo is an extraordinary experience for all who attend.
Festivals are a brilliant way to immerse yourself in a destination’s culture and these are just two examples of the spectacular festivals that happen in Edinburgh each year. We know that free time is valuable when on tour. That's why we do not include festival tickets in your tour price to give you the freedom of choice when it comes to your free time in Edinburgh. The choice is yours whether you'd like to visit the Fringe, see the Tattoo or simply explore the streets of Edinburgh like a local.
Eclectic Edinburgh is a pleasure to visit; a city steeped in history but embracing the modern world. Visit it with us during our Scotland Discovery small group tour.