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Summer in Edinburgh

Scotland's capital city is a vibrant and stylish destination all year round but in August Edinburgh really comes alive as the world-famous Fringe Festival and the Military Tattoo draw visitors from all over the UK and beyond. This beautiful city is also home to stunning art galleries, a historic royal palace and much more!

What's included...

Day 1 - Fringe Festival
The Edinburgh fringe, which runs for the whole of August, is the biggest arts festival in the world, showcasing comedy, theatre, dance and more from all over the UK and beyond! Accommodation in Edinburgh gets booked up fast for festival season so make sure to book early if you want to experience this creative extravaganza!
Pleasance Courtyard during the Fringe
Day 2 - Military Tattoo
Another famous event that takes place here in August is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, this annual celebration of music and entertainment brings together talented performers and spectators from all over the world. The dramatic ceremony with its famous firework display is not to be missed! Early booking is highly recommended.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Day 3 - Royal Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a wealth of royal history just waiting to be explored. Take a tour on board the Royal Yacht Britannia, sneak a peek at the Scottish Crown Jewels in Edinburgh Castle or visit Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland.
Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh
Day 4 - Art & Fashion
The Scottish National Gallery is situated in the very centre of Edinburgh, sitting on the mound between Waverly station and Princes Street Gardens. The stunning pillared building houses one of the best fine art collections in the world, including both Scottish works and masterpieces from the rest of Europe. From here it's not far to visit Multrees Walk, Edinburgh's luxury shopping experience, which is home to designer stores like Louis Vuitton and Burberry as well as department store Harvey Nichols.
Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Day 5 - View from the top!
Arthur's Seat is the highest peak in Holyrood Park and sits above Edinburgh, not far from the Royal Mile in the heart of the city. Arthur's Seat is more than just a big hill, it is actually an ancient volcano and also the site of a fort that dates from around 2000 years ago. Those who make the effort to walk up to the top will be rewarded by spectacular views of Edinburgh and beyond.
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

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