Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: an architectural jewel with its contrasting Old and New Towns, a place packed with history from its Castle to its Palace and every wynd and close in between.

It is also the world's leading festival city. And in 2017, Edinburgh celebrated 70 years of its world-famous festivals with a packed programme of special events. Find out more at edinburghfestivalcity.com.

Edinburgh International Science Festival

From giant bubbles to world record-breaking glow sticks, climbing inside a giant nose into a set of lungs to dispelling the 'myths' of swinging a golf club, and of course some serious science thrown into the mix.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

France may have the glamour of Cannes and America the independent edginess of Sundance but it's Edinburgh that boasts the longest continuously running film festival in the world, which celebrated its 71st edition in 2017.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

The idea of a festival which offered the chance to do both was always going to be a success.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest celebration of the visual arts.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Who can resist the skirl of the pipes and the accompanying drums or the lament of the lone piper as the notes of Amazing Grace drift off into the darkening night sky?

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe supplies the laughs, the world class performers and also adds most of the carnival atmosphere of festival time to the city's streets.

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is the leading event in Scotland's cultural calendar and the city becomes the world's hotspot for culture vultures every August.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the first UNESCO City of Literature, and no wonder given its history is full of the words and works of some of the most celebrated writers who have ever lived.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Forget Times Square in New York, if there’s one place you’ve got to experience celebrating the New Year – it’s Edinburgh.

Edinburgh International Children's Festival

If you think festivals in Edinburgh are just for adults, think again.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

When the days are getting shorter and the nights longer, what could be cosier than relaxing with a cup of cocoa – or something stronger – while your mind is transported from the cold and dark to other worlds, times and places through the traditional telling of tales?

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