Earlier this year we have discussed all the things Edinburgh has to offer in the first part of 2013, now we will give you an update of what to expect in the second part.
In the midst of summer July is the month of the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues festival, as well as the British Open Golf Championship.
August is THE festival month in the Scottish capital. Whether you’re into comedy, classical music, theatre, dance, jazz or literature, we guarantee this month’s entertainment offers will keep you busy from breakfast time into the early hours of each morning. Edinburgh in August is an experience! For more information visit the websites of the main festivals: Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
As well as the main festivals there are also numerous smaller festivals like the Foodies Festival, The Fringe by the sea and the Edinburgh Mela festival.
In September we slowly see the city transform into autumn and say goodbye to the summer festival period. Autumn is the perfect time to work on your history knowledge and celebrate some typical Scottish culture. Days worth noting are the Doors Open Days on which you can visit several historic sites – for free.
There is no better place to spend Halloween, or rather “All Hollow’s Eve” (31st October) than the Scottish capital. In the cobbled streets and little winding lanes of the Old Town the past comes to life on this most haunted night of the year. Different walking tours take you through the Old Town, to historic graveyards and even underneath the city, into its vaults…if you dare to venture down there you might even witness some paranormal activities! Ways to get in the spooky mood for this are the Scottish Storytelling festival and the Samhuinn Fire festival…
November sees the celebrations of Guy Fawke’s Night and St. Andrews Day and Scotland’s History festival and gradually we are getting in the mood for the holiday season;
December combines Edinburgh’s Christmas and its world-famous Hogmanay celebrations – traditional markets, an ice rink and countless lights invite families and Christmas shoppers alike to spend a few days of the festive season in Edinburgh. It’s a magical time full of anticipation, good food, a time to be spend with friends and family. Edinburgh is the perfect destination for a winter or New Year’s break…
…and it’s never too early to book. We already have autumn and winter rates online, use the booking calendar to find out details!