The world's largest arts festival with just under 50,000 performances and more than 3100 shows packed into almost 300 venues across the city. The Fringe is open to all: anyone can perform and everyone does - from students to superstars. Booking line: 0131 226 0000 or tickets.edfringe.com
Beyond the festivals
Some of the world's most spectacular scenery and most enduring experiences are just a short trip away. Why not extend your visit to Edinburgh's Festivals and explore Scotland?
Choose from national collections and international blockbusters to more intimate spaces and exhibits to venues that encourage exploration and adventure.
The villages of Edinburgh are well worth discovering – each is surprisingly close to the city centre, and a world away from what you might expect.