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Edinburgh International Festival

August 4th - 28th 2017, Various Locations Edinburgh

About Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh's six major theatres and concert halls, a few smaller venues and often some unconventional ones too, come alive with the best music, theatre, opera and dance from around the globe. Over the course of the year, the International Festival team travel the world in search of the most exciting and creative artists working today. Together, it brings unique collaborations, world premieres, and new takes on classic works, critically acclaimed productions and more to captivate, thrill and entertain audiences from around the world. All in one place, right here in Scotland.

Helpful information about the Festival

You can book tickets Online: eif.co.uk or phone:  +44 (0)131 473 2000, or in person from Hub Tickets, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NE. Please note; if you are a wheelchair user, have mobility difficulties or have visual or hearing impairments you can buy seats/spaces for selected performances in the area of the venue most appropriate to your needs and your companion’s ticket will be free. Hub Tickets Opening Hours 2017 will probably start in April.

Where to stay in Edinburgh for the  Festival

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Things to do and see near the Festival

Of course there is Edinburgh Castle a fabulous day out for everyone, definitely an experience not to be missed! The castle dominates Scotland’s capital city from its great volcanic summit, and its story has helped shape the nation's history. The Royal Military Tattoo (4-26 Aug 2017), is held yearly at the castle and is deemed to be the greatest show on earth.  

An Edinburgh bus tour is the perfect way to visit the sights and get a panoramic overview. There is also a Bus & Boat tour from Edinburgh to South Queensferry then enjoy a cruise on the Firth of Forth. Visit The Ghostly Underground Vaults Daytime Tour - which entails a daytime stroll through the cobblestone streets, as you are told tales of its ghostly past. St Giles’ Cathedral - with its famed crown spire. The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh -  a popular tourist attraction. The Scottish Whisky Experience - become part of the whisky making process as you take a swirling, bubbling ride through their virtual distillery

More information about the Festival

If you are looking for more information about the Festival, please contact the venue directly or go to their website

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