Plan your visit
With 12 different festivals to choose from and as many as 2,500 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.
Be sure to make use of the itinerary tool on this site, which you can use to put together a day by day plan of action complete with walking or driving directions between venues.
Whats on and things to see and do in Edinburgh - whatever the season! See the 2012 and 2013 dates for the spring, summer and winter festivals.
Are you already dreaming about the summer festival season? It is never too soon (or too late!) to start planning- here are a few tips and suggestions to help.
A few navigational tips that will help you sail with ease through the summer festivals...
Everything you need to know about planning a visit to the spring festivals in Edinburgh.
In this section there’s information on what type of festival accommodation is available, online booking through our selected partners, advice on the best time to book and tips for last minute visitors.
Decided on a last minute festival fling? Even during Edinburgh’s busiest times, there’s always a room at the inn, hotel, B&B or hostel. Here are our top tips for late arrivals in the festival city.
The Edinburgh Festivals digital magazines. Keep up to date with everything going on year-round!
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Download and print these helpful online versions of the Official Edinburgh Festivals Map and The Daily Guide.
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.
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