|Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city and the world's Festival City. During the peak festival period in the summer, the population doubles as it plays host to hundreds of thousands of visitors and performers from all over the world. The huge range and number of artistic events, performances and exhibitions makes a trip to Edinburgh unforgettable.|
|Edinburgh's unique natural landscape houses a mass of spectacular architecture. Calton Hill, with its panoramic views and unfinished acropolis, towers over the east end of Princes Street. To the south, Holyrood Park's six hundred and fifty acres of parkland stretch from the new Scottish Parliament building towards the Palace of Holyrood House and on to Arthur's Seat - a craggy, glacier-carved remnant of the city's volcanic past. At the top of the Royal Mile on another volcanic peak, stands Edinburgh Castle, with views across the whole city.|
The Edinburgh International Festival aims to be one of the most exciting, innovative and accessible festivals of the performing arts in the world.
Festival 2011 runs from 12 August to 4 September 2011 and will bring exotic and diverse cultures from Asia to Edinburgh - travelling across half the globe from the far east to the far west.
The finest artists from China, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam join others from around the world for a three-week exploration of our shared passions. Festival 2011 offers the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty, traditions and distinctive philosophies of these cultures, both ancient and modern. To find out more go here.
The full programme will be announced on 23 March 2011. To receive a free copy of the brochure and be one of the first to find out what's on, click on the link to the right and join the mailing list.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
16 - 27 June 2010
+44 (0)131 228 4051
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival
30 July - 8 August 2010
+44 (0)131 467 5200
Edinburgh Art Festival
4 August - 4 September 2010
+44 (0)782 533 6782
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
6 - 28 August 2010
+44 (0)131 225 1188
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
6 - 30 August 2010
+44 (0)131 226 0026
Festival of Spirituality and Peace
+44 (0)131 221 2273
Edinburgh International Book Festival
14 - 30 August 2010
+44 (0)131 718 5666
+44 (0)845 373 5888
Festival of Politics
+44 (0)131 348 5000
6 - 8 August 2010
+44 (0)131 347 2600
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