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Festival Countdown: Edinburgh International Festival

Jul 25

It's two weeks until the Edinburgh International Festival kicks off - read on to whet your apetitie... 

Edinburgh Festivals & Glasgow 2014 competition

Jun 20

Win an trip to Edinburgh's Festivals and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games!

EIF Looks to 2015 and Beyond

May 08

The Director designate of Edinburgh International Festival shares early insight into his programming plans... 

Edinburgh International Festival launches 2014 programme

Mar 18

Discover the artists, companies and work from around the world coming to Edinburgh this August. 

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How Edinburgh's festivals are marking the centenary of the start of the First World War

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Beyond the festivals

Exploring Scotland

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.

Explore Edinburgh

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.

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