Edinburgh is a fascinating city to explore. From the vaults and narrow lanes that dominate the Old Town to the urban villages of Stockbridge and Cramond. It’s filled with quirky streets that invite you to walk around to discover more. Edinburgh reveals sudden views and unexpected vistas of green sunlit hills. A glimpse of rust red crags and a blue flash of distant sea.
But there’s more to Edinburgh than sightseeing. There are great shops, world-class restaurants and many bars to enjoy. This is a city of pub crawls and impromptu music sessions, over indulgence and wandering home through cobbled streets at dawn.
All these superlatives come together at festival time in August, when it seems as if half the world descends on Edinburgh for its wonderful festival of Theatre, Comedy and Television. Over the last 30 years the Edinburgh Festival has come to rival Cannes for its cultural diversity and breadth of experience.