Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival is one of the greatest celebrations of arts and culture on earth, and we are lucky to be just an hour train journey away. For three weeks in August (this year the festival takes place between 4th-28th August) Edinburgh is alive with creative energy from around the world.
Stages pop up all over the city, with street performers entertaining the crowds on the Royal Mile, and other spots around the centre of Edinburgh. No matter what you enjoy, you’re sure to find something to entertain you. From comedy and cabaret, to spoken word, dance, and children’s shows. The choices feel endless!
The Fringe doesn’t have to be an expensive day (or two) out either. Street performances are technically free to watch, with performers relying on spectators giving a small donation. Many of the shows sit within the £10 to £20 bracket, and there are always offers to be taken advantage of too.
We love getting away a day away in Edinburgh to take in all the sights and sounds, watch a show or two, grab a meal and a few drinks and enjoy the amazing atmosphere. Edinburgh Fringe gets the city buzzing with fun, it’s something not to be missed if you are visiting Scotland in the summer.
The Fringe website is a great resource for planning your trip. Their ‘planning your trip’ pages will help you choose the right shows for you, how to book tickets, even what clothes to wear. That last bit is vital in Scotland. Four seasons in one day is a fact! Their planning pages can be found here: Edinburgh Fringe
Some of the comedy shows look for a bit of audience participation. We have a fun selection of Scottish books that would give you a good head start on being ready and prepared with a joke or two of your own. Here are a couple of our favourites to get you started:
The Wee Scottish Book O Winchin is packed full of cheesy chat up lines, first date horror stories and more. No horror tails of your own? No bother, you’re all sorted.
The Wee Book O Cludgie Banter is an absolute gem! There’s no way you’re getting through Edinburgh Fringe without hearing a toilet joke or two. Arm yourself with some of your own and impress the performers!