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Fun Fact! Did you know I’m part Scottish? Well if you don’t know now you know. Hehe
I’ve always been so curious about my part Scottish background. For this reason, I’m happy to share this post about Edinburgh, Scotland. It sounds like a cool place to visit and I’m definitely adding this to my list of places to see one day.
Festival goers from around the world gather in the beautiful city of Edinburgh every August to partake in the Annual Edinburgh International Festival. If you are yet to book your summer holiday, why not consider Edinburgh? Holiday homes in Edinburgh are surprisingly easy to secure during the festival, which hosts a number of events over a three week period and includes: world-class opera, thrilling theatre events, classical and modern music, and dance.
Edinburgh attracts visitors numbering over one million every year and is second only to London as the most popular destination in the UK. Holiday homes in Edinburgh are sprawled over the volcanic and intensely glaciated landscape of the city and its outskirts, and provide the perfect base for planning all of your festival activities. Voted European Destination of the Year by the World Travel Awards, Edinburgh has a host of things to do and see during your visit. Festival guides and schedules are readily available and thus you should consider planning ahead before reserving your accommodation. After all, you don’t want to miss out on your favourite event!
If you are a theatre fan then you will benefit from looking for accommodation that is on the west end of town. This will put you as close as possible to the action and therefore will make your trip a lot easier. Theatres like Usher Hall and The Edinburgh Playhouse feature large scale operas and musicals during the festival and throughout the year. However, if you are planning on attending the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, then you may want to find a holiday home that is close to Edinburgh Castle.
Nevertheless, the city is densely situated and easily navigated on foot so no matter where you stay you will not find it difficult to get around. Most of Old Town is preserved in its medieval street layout; convenient and beautiful. But don’t forget; Edinburgh also has an extensive public transportation system. So if you plan a day trip to the outskirts of another city nearby, you will have no problems securing a train ride out of the city or finding a bus stop nearby your accommodation. Companies like www.wheelandanchor.ca incorporate Edinburgh in their tours if you are looking for a specific type of trip.
But back to the festival; you will not want to miss the number of visual art exhibitions and workshops available during August. Great works from the Masters are featured in galleries and exhibition halls across Edinburgh. The Queen’s Gallery (https://edinburghartfestival.com/venue/the-queens-gallery) features artists of the Renaissance and other infamous masters and there are numerous curator talks and workshops focusing on the visual arts.
Travelling to Edinburgh during August can be a life-changing event. In August, individuals from all around the world come together to celebrate the arts in all of its wonderful forms. Festival-goers of all ages are sure to find something that will appeal to their interests. After all, the shows available are diverse and fascinating, to say the least. But don’t forget that finding perfect accommodation is another important aspect of planning a successful holiday and a memorable festival experience. Nevertheless, finding accommodation to suit you should not be an issue. There are holiday homes in Edinburgh that can accommodate large groups traveling together, or small families and couples.
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