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Edinburgh is Scotland’s beautiful capital, known throughout the world as the Festival City since the first Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. There is much more than just one ‘Edinburgh Festival’ making up the Festival City, instead visitors come to Edinburgh every year to experience the many different festivals which all present a diverse variety of artists and events throughout the year. In August alone there are six different festivals running at the same time, including the International Festival.
The umbrella website for all of the city’s official festivals. Find competitions, news, video and sign up for emails to keep your finger on the Festival City’s pulse.
Edinburgh International Festival
7-31 August 2015
+44 (0)131 473 2000
Edinburgh International Film Festival
17-28 June 2015
+44 (0)131 228 4051
Edinburgh International Jazz and Blues Festival
17-26 July 2015
+44 (0)131 467 5200
Edinburgh Art Festival
30 July – 30 August 2015
+44 (0)131 226 6558
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
7-29 August 2015
+44 (0)131 225 1188
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
7-31 August 2015
Admin: +44 (0)131 226 0026
Box office: +44 (0)131 226 0000 (from June)
Edinburgh International Book Festival
15-31 August 2015
+44 (0)131 718 5666
23,226 days long to be precise. Blasting through the record set by Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth has decided to celebrate this milestone in the Royal Family’s holiday house/castle in rural Scotland. Among her duties while visiting will be opening the Scottish Borders Railway with the Duke of Edinburgh and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
According to the official website the Borders Railway will be:
The opening of the line unlocks another way to get to Edinburgh and stay with us at Dreamhouse Apartments of course, and should the Queen decide to pop in on her way back we’ve got tea and cake waiting…
While the kettle boils though, we’ve got some Queen facts for those who like Royal top trumps.
One day Charles… One day.
Help raise much-needed funds for the world’s victims of disaster, poor and hungry in a fun positive way and celebrate curry in Britain, with National Curry Week & National Eating In/Out Week 2015. Restaurants, pubs, caterers, schools, and especially curry and ethnic food lovers at home.
A week of celebration, fun, food and fundraising to help us tackle poverty and suffering through the The Curry Tree Charitable Fund
For those who like dining out on delicious Indian cuisine, we’ve put together a spicy list of restaurants near Dreamhouse Apartment locations.
Scotland’s best know and most visited historic building, Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline of Scotland’s capital city. Resting on an extinct volcano, Edinburgh Castle has a dynamic history that dates back to the 1100’s and it has been involved in many historical conflicts including the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite Rising of 1745.
The castle now houses the Honours of Scotland and it is also the site of the Scottish National War Memorial and War Museum. Historic Scotland now operate the castle as a tourist attraction and they are also responsible for the conservation of the site including its restaurants, cafes, shops and educational centres. With stewards providing guided tours and audio tours in a variety of languages, the understanding and exploration of the castle could not be easier.
Visitors to the castle are also awarded with panoramic views of the city of Edinburgh from every level and angle of the castle, and on a clear day, you can even see the mountains of the Kingdom of Fife.