Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

One of the largest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will take place 4 - 31 August 2010. The Edinburgh Fringe has grown immensely since it first started in 1947, and is made up of a variety of stand up comedy shows, theatrical performances, music and exhibitions.

The show is in its 64th year this year and will be the largest of them all. There will be over 40,000 performances of over 2400 shows in 259 different venues across Edinburgh. An estimated 21,148 performers will take to the stage at the 2010 festival, compared to 18,901 in 2009 and 18,792 performers in 2008.

Virtually anybody who can afford a stand at the festival is welcome to take part, which results in the Edinburgh Fringe being a massively popular event. The events take place in hundreds of different venues across the city, and performers come from all over the world. The festival is great for all the family, as there are many childrens' events to enjoy also.

For more information about the festival, visit the
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010 website.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a popular European city break destination with tourists from all over the world. It has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world with an amazing mix of galleries and museums, restaurants and bars, and all the shopping you could wish for. The Medieval splendour, streets steeped in history, captivating culture, exciting entertainment and traditional Scottish restaurants all appeal to families, couples and groups alike. Discover world-class museums and galleries, take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. There really is something for everyone in Edinburgh.

Accommodation is in abundance in Edinburgh, from stylish hotels in the centre of the city to rural retreats in the Scottish highlands. There are also guesthouses and self catering properties. Spa breaks are also popular with visitors to the city. The city has an excellent nighlife scene, suitable for all ages. There are lively bars and clubs, theatres, cinemas and opera houses.

Edinburgh is not just for city break visitors. The city has a number of fantastic golf courses, bike tracks amongst the mountains and beautiful botanical gardens with thousands of species of plants.

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