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Edinburgh 2015/16

Thankfully. after years of stupidity, mostly of a local authority political nature. The trams are up and running. I have not been on the website for quite a while. Over the next coming weeks I will expect to update. The summer in Scotland is about about to start. It is the place to be. I have removed all the updates inserted over the past few years..Having been a bit busy I have not had time to update this page. This has now been corrected

Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2017

Once again the Edinburgh International festival which takes place in August seems to be a sellout.. It includes the Edinburgh Military Tattoo the festival and of course the fringe. The Tattoo runs from the 9th to the 26th of August and you can find out all you need to do by clicking here. You can buy Military Tattoo hotel packages from £179pp on 0131 556 3840. Or you can book direct here. Around 30% of visitors to this venue are from abroad and it is televised to over 40 countries.

 

Edinburgh International Festival 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival which includes the fringe and runs in tandem with the tattoo and takes place between the 4th to 28th August. It also includes the International book festival. You can find out all about who is who and what is on by clicking here. This is the largest arts festval in the world. It runs in tandem with the Fringe. Many of the UK's stars first cut their teeth at the Fringe. If you wish to take part in the fringe you can book yourself a venue here.

Hogmany - Edinburgh

There is ony one place to be at New year and that is in the City of Edinbugh, taking part in the New year Festivities. Alas as I undersdtand the Street Party tickets on he 31st December have now been sold out. It looks like a black market job if you want one. But there is much moe going on right up and unto the 3rd January. You can find out what is on here. Keep in mind if you are from a warmer clime. It can get very cold in Edinburgh, so dress for the occassion and beware of effects of the demon drink. It will not be in sparse supply

Getting About

Edinburgh of courswe is a thriving vibrant city all the year round. It has events going on all he year. It has a transport system that is second to none in the world. For a more detailed instruction on how to get about, go to the transport page. That an be found in the column on the left. For a general guide as to what is happening in Edinburgh and the Lothians, click here.

Third Forth Crossing

The third bridge crossing the River Forth just outside Edinburgh is now about completed. It is not included in this website and I will shortly investigate the nitty gritty of how and why it was built. I do not intend to do this until it is open. Which will be some time around June 2017. It is some magnificent sructure. It has just occurred to me. The three bridges have been constructed in the last three seperate centuries.

Other Venues

The population of Edinburgh is in the region of around 250,000 and is considered a fairly large city. However during the summer, and particularly at festival time. That population can swell to around a million. That takes some exercise in the business of supplying entertainment, to satisfy the holiday feel. Below is a link to some of those venues.

Beware. Some of the content in the information of the entertainment supplied at those venues may not suit your taste. You can access the link here. The link includeds the abilty to purchase a ticket. As stated elsewhere. Some of the enertainment in those links may not be suitable as a family venue. But in this link here. If you surf through you will find good family entertainment that is not in general, advertised elsewhere. The choice as they say, is yours.

Shopping Centres

Edinburgh and the Lothians are awash with shopping centres. Most contain the main super market leader's such as Tesco, Morrisison's so on and so forth. Bang in the middle of the city, right at the bus and train station is one of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions. It is called Princes Street. Around one mile long. Without doubt it is in a class of it's own. Home to Debenhams, House of Fraser, Primark, Curry and PC World and much much more. With a view of Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and the world famous gardens. You can find out more by clicking here