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Welcome to Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is one of the most exciting places to be in August. In 2021, Edinburgh welcomed back the world renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and more. Visiting us this summer? Check out our handy hints for getting around to help you make the most of your time with us. 


Getting Here

By rail, road or air, Edinburgh is very accessible. For more details that are appropriate to your travel needs please see: 

Edinburgh Airport

ScotRail (within Scotland)

 LNER (London and the east coast) 

Avanti West Coast (Birmingham, Manchester and the west coast)



For when you are here  

Once you’ve arrived in Edinburgh, you will want to get exploring. The city centre is surprisingly compact with most Fringe venues located no further than 30 minutes walk from each other as long as you don't mind the occasional hill or staircase. If you fancy resting your feet or venturing futher Lothian Buses will get you all over town, or you may want to take the Tram which connects the airport and the west of the city to the centre. Edinburgh City Cabs and Uber also operate to whizz you around as required.



Most Fringe venues are unable to admin larger bags and don’t have left luggage facilities. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Unbaggaged to help you make the most of your time at the Festival. 


Edinburgh's mobile luggage service, get your luggage collected and stored and then dropped off to any location when and where you need it. This innovative baggage storage and transportation service can also provide a taxi for you after meeting you to collect or deliver you back your bags. Find out more