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The Edinburgh International Festival

Each summer people visit Edinburgh from every corner of the globe and enjoy three exhilarating weeks of the very best in international opera, music, drama and dance.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, with something for everyone: theatre, comedy, music, dance, musicals, opera, children’s shows, exhibitions and much more.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival

Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world.

The Edinburgh International Book Festival

An inspiring literary festival, the world's largest public celebration of the written word, right in the heart of Edinburgh: hundreds of author events, debates and workshops packed into 17 extraordinary days each August.

The Edinburgh International Comedy Festival

The biggest comedy festival on the planet with literally thousands of performances frmo comedy acts around the world. This year includes John Bishop, Fascinating Aida, Barry Cryer, John Jefferies, Lucy Porter and Sean Hughes.

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the world's most spectacular Tattoo will host a celebration of talent from four continents including pipers, gymnasts, singers, dancers and an amazing motorcycle display team. The emphasis is again very much on music with the event expected to delight an international crowd with its rich variety.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay (New Year)

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay welcomed 2010 and the new decade in style, with over 200,000 revelers enjoying over 20 spectacular events throughout the festival. Now entering its 18th year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever with a packed programme of events over the four day festival from Wednesday 29 December 2010 – Saturday 1 January 2011.

International and Club Rugby

Rugby is always a popular tourist attraction to Scotland, especially in Edinburgh which holds the Scottish national stadium, Murrayfield.


St Andrews is known around the World as being the “Home of Golf”. Any keen golfer should visit a course in Scotland at some point or visit the many tournaments including The Open.


Edinburgh is home to two premier league football teams, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian. Games are held every other Saturday within the football season.