Can I do the Edinburgh Festival for free?
Both the Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival have a number of free shows that often feature up-and-coming acts so they’re a great opportunity to see artists before they’ve made it big. You can also see some great performances for free just by walking the streets of Edinburgh. The Royal Mail and the Mound Precinct are perfect for seeing buskers, bagpipers, circus performances and comedy.
How old is Edinburgh Festival?
Both the Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have been running for 69 years. The Fringe started when a bunch of theatre companies turned up to the first Edinburgh International Festival and put on impromptu performances in the smaller, alternative venues in the city. The Fringe has now grown to be the largest arts festival in the world.
Where to watch Edinburgh Festival fireworks?
The last day of the festival sees a spectacular display of fireworks to celebrate the end of the month-long event. The event is ticketed so you’ll need to pre-book if you want to be at the heart of the show at Princes Street Gardens. However, if you miss out on a ticket and still want to take in the show, then make your way to Calton Hill, Bruntsfield Links or Inverleith Park which all offer fabulous views.