Your Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

27 January 2017

In August, the largest arts festival in the world will return to Scotland’s capital. Over the course of 3 weeks, 250 venues across the city will host around 2,500 shows and over 40,000 performances for the Edinburgh Fringe 2014!

If you are experiencing the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time, use our handy Edinburgh Festival guide to make the most of your trip.

What to Expect at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014

During your trip, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the incredible variety of shows and artists performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The range of performers at the Fringe includes:

  • Comedians
  • Street entertainers
  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Children’s entertainers
  • Dancers
  • Poets
  • Circus entertainers
  • Cabaret acts

For this year’s full line up visit the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s official programme of events.

Plan in Advance

This hugely popular festival attracts thousands of tourists each year so tickets for the most popular shows usually sell out quickly. Make sure you don’t miss out by planning what performances you want to see before you arrive in Edinburgh. Stay up to date on what’s happening during the Fringe by following the official Edinburgh Fringe twitter account @edfringe or, by checking the Edinburgh Fringe 2014’s website.

Hotels and holiday houses can fill up extremely quickly during the festival so it’s important to book your Edinburgh Fringe accommodation as early as possible if you want to stay in or near the city.

Don’t panic if you haven’t booked anywhere yet; LHH Scotland’s stunning Darnaway Garden Apartment is still available for a limited time during the Fringe Festival 2014. This boutique apartment’s close proximity to public transport makes it an ideal base for enjoying the festivities and, the private garden is perfect for unwinding after a long day at the Fringe.

Getting Around

The Fringe Festival is held in numerous venues across the city and walking to each venue can be time consuming and tiring, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the layout of the city. If you want to quickly travel around Edinburgh there are plenty of alternative transport options available during the Fringe Festival.

One of the most popular methods of transport in the city is Edinburgh’s fantastic bus network; Lothian Bus routes cover the majority of the city and their service runs frequently during the day and at night. Alternatively if you are in a hurry, you will find plenty of taxis available at one of the city's many official taxi ranks. If you want to try something new, why not take a trip on Edinburgh’s newly launched tram network, which runs between Edinburgh Airport and various stops in the city centre.

Try Something New

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 is the perfect place to discover new talent; whether you love comedy, theatre and music. The huge variety of low budget, high quality independent productions is what sets the Fringe apart from other arts festivals. The best way to find a new act is to look out for performers handing out leaflets around the festival venues or, on the Royal Mile during the day.

Look out for the Fringe Half Price Hut outside the Scottish National Gallery where you can find hundreds of discounted tickets for a range of shows.

The Edinburgh Fringe 2014 runs from the 1st – 25th August. Find your perfect Edinburgh fringe accommodation at LHH Scotland. Our boutique holiday homes and apartments are perfect for enjoying the Fringe festivities this summer. Browse our range of self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh today.


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