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.

Festival Calendar

Get the lowdown on Edinburgh's 12 year-round festivals


Planning for Summer 2014

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.

Festival families

Fancy an action packed fun-filled family festival holiday? Find the perfect balance to keep the clan happy with our family friendly festival tips.

Planning A Spring Visit

Everything you need to know about planning a visit to the spring festivals in Edinburgh.

Accommodation 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.

Last Minute Tips

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.

Travelling to Edinburgh

This section also contains useful information for international travellers, advice on getting around the city and tips on how to extend your stay and enjoy more of Scotland.

Essential Edinburgh Information

Your first stop for essential information about visiting Scotland, including important phone numbers and helpful currency advice.

Edinburgh- The World's Festival City

 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. 

2015 Festival Dates

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

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