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The Edinburgh Festival is about five festivals. There’s the Book Festival, home to top authors and commentators and set in leafy Charlotte Square; the International Festival, which hosts lush, clever productions of the high arts; the Art Festival, which gathers together special exhibitions and regular galleries; and the Fringe, which is what most people mean when they talk airily of the Festival, bulging with all manner of comedy, theatre and music from pros and amateurs.

The Edinburgh Festival is about five festivals. There’s the Book Festival, home to top authors and commentators and set in leafy Charlotte Square; the International Festival, which hosts lush, clever productions of the high arts; the Art Festival, which gathers together special exhibitions and regular galleries; and the Fringe, which is what most people mean when they talk airily of the Festival, bulging with all manner of comedy, theatre and music from pros and amateurs.

The Edinburgh Fringe Annual Schools Poster Competition

The Edinburgh Fringe Annual Schools Poster Competition

"highland dance festivals, a great way to meet the locals" (Rick Steves)

"highland dance festivals, a great way to meet the locals" (Rick Steves)

To see more of what we got up to in Edinburgh check out our MV magazine feature: http://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/fi/magazine/edinburgh-fringe-festival

To see more of what we got up to in Edinburgh check out our MV magazine feature: http://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/fi/magazine/edinburgh-fringe-festival

Rob Hain - Fun on the beach, North Berwick

Rob Hain - Fun on the beach, North Berwick

The First Timer's Weekend Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland | Planning on a quick stop through Edinburgh on your way through Europe? Check out my quick travel guide for what to do, where to stay and how to get around in this majestic city. All you need is a few days in Edinburgh to fall in love like I did. Happy Travels!

The First Timer's Weekend Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland | Planning on a quick stop through Edinburgh on your way through Europe? Check out my quick travel guide for what to do, where to stay and how to get around in this majestic city. All you need is a few days in Edinburgh to fall in love like I did. Happy Travels!

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