Edinburgh and the Lothians Performing Arts

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

While the world's largest fringe festival is going on, most of the city center becomes one huge performance area, with fire eaters, sword swallowers, unicyclists, jugglers, string quartets, jazz groups, stand-up comics, and magicians all thronging into High Street and Princes Street. Every available performance space—church halls, community centers, parks, sports fields, putting greens, and nightclubs—is utilized for every kind of event, with something for all tastes. Many events are free; others start at a couple of pounds and rise to £15 or £20. During festival time—roughly the same as the Edinburgh International Festival—it's possible to arrange your own entertainment program from morning to midnight. Just be aware if you're visiting Edinburgh specifically for the festival, hotels get booked up and bargains are virtually impossible to come by, so plan your trip as far in advance as possible.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Office, 180 High St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS, Scotland

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Website: www.edfringe.com

Published 05/04/2017


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