Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, comes alive in August, playing host to a month long, internationally renowned celebration of the arts. Music, drama, comedy, art, literature – with thousands of performances taking place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there is something for everyone at the Edinburgh Festival and you will certainly be spoilt for choice! “The Festival” is actually several different events which run simultaneously including the International Festival, the Festival Fringe, the Book Festival and the International Jazz & Blues Festival. It is estimated that the population of the city doubles in August as visitors and performers alike descend on Scotland’s capital. And there is nothing better on a warm August afternoon than strolling up the Royal Mile, watching the street performers and soaking up that unique festival atmosphere.
The other major happening in Edinburgh in August is the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo, an amazing spectacle of music and dance that takes place in the open air on the parade ground of Edinburgh Castle. A highlight every year is the Massed Pipes and Drums, which is a stirring sight no visitor would want to miss.
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