Plan your visit



With 12 different festivals to choose from and as many as 4,000 different events on offer, some simple planning will help you make the most of your Edinburgh Festivals experience. Whether you’re looking to visit in August, Edinburgh’s most action-packed month, or at another time of the year this section contains key information for anyone planning a trip to the festival city.

Festival Calendar

Get the lowdown on Edinburgh's 12 year-round festivals, including all the dates for 2014.


About Edinburgh

 Edinburgh is the world's favourite festival city, with 12 major Festivals year round and more than a third of the world's countries represented on the streets and stages of Scotland's capital. 

Start planning

Useful information to help you start planning your visit to the Edinburgh Festivals at any time of year...

Practical Information

Helpful advice and travel inspiration.

Exploring Edinburgh

Everything you need to make the most of what's on offer in the World's Festival City.

Access: Festivals for All

A starting point guide for access during the summer festivals, with links to more information.

2015 Festival Dates

Get ahead with your Edinburgh Festivals planning! Dates for 2015 festivals as they are announced.

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