The vibrant Edinburgh Festival includes a large number of special arts and cultural events that are held in selected venues in the city throughout the month of August. Some of the exciting events that can be enjoyed at this time of year include the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Military Tattoo.
At this time of year some of the world’s most celebrated actors arrive in Edinburgh to tread the boards in the city’s theatres, while musicians can be seen playing on specially set up stages scattered all over the city. Some of the other events that can be enjoyed at this time of year include dance performances, comedy, street parades and special competitions, while street stalls are set up in various areas of the city groaning under the weight of freshly prepared street food, local produce souvenirs and a wide range of other goodies.
Thousands of people from all over the world flock to the city of Edinburgh in August to soak up the vitality of these celebrations. Because of this, anyone who simply arrives in Edinburgh without booking their accommodation in advance will probably find themselves sleeping on a bench in the park. However, people who are looking for great places to stay while enjoying the magic of the Edinburgh Festival will find that they are plenty of excellent accommodation options to choose from all over the city as well as on the outskirts. The other advantage of booking in advance is that you can avoid the inflated rates that are usually added onto the cost of rooms during festivals.
Edinburgh offers a wide range of different types of accommodation to choose from, with the best budget options situated in the Cowgate area as well as the lower part of the Royal Mile. While guesthouses and hotels can be found in virtually every part of Edinburgh, the largest number of options can be found on Newhaven Road and Pilrig Street in the Leith district and Minto Street and Newington Road in South side.
Most of the established hotels and guesthouses in Edinburgh have websites, which makes it easy to search for accommodation and make bookings. Certain websites also display listings of a large number of different hotels and guesthouses in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, making searching for a great deal and comparing prices extremely easy.
People who really like to stay in style can book a room in the elegant Carberry Tower. This stunning 15th century castle can be found just eight miles from Edinburgh and offers a range of stylishly decorated guestrooms to choose from, while wandering through Carberry Tower’s rose gardens and sitting beside the lily pond is a great way to unwind after spending the day partying in Edinburgh.