Edinburgh’s Festivals are Back

Edinburgh’s much-loved festivals are back this Summer

It’s been a long wait but Summer 2021 sees the return of some of the long-awaited festivals. Here’s the latest:

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Billed as one of the biggest festivals celebrating art and culture, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. The Fringe will return from 06 to 30 August 2021. Registration for Fringe 2021 will open on 05 May.

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

April is far from summer, but the sun is out and  Edinburgh is bathed in its warmth. Taking it a notch up is the  Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th April, held online. The best of Scottish Jazz and Blues will pay tribute to their musical heroes in five unmissable gigs over the weekend.

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival presents a new take this year with a hybrid programme of online and outdoor events, featuring theatre and dance for young people. The festival will also include a series of free pop-up artistic encounters, walkabout characters and sound trails happening across Edinburgh. 25th May to 6th June 2021.

Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival come back with aplomb,  reimagined as an outdoor festival. Using bespoke outdoor venues, the festival aims to safely reunite artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of live performances.7 to 29 August 2021.

Photo Credits: Main image: Edinburgh Live

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Summer Nature Escapes with the Family from Edinburgh

Escape to Nature with the City in Reach

The perfect summer staycation combines the luxuries of a city break with the relaxation of a nature escape! Edinburgh is perfectly poised, offering a lot to see and do with the family. And when you want to escape the city buzz, there’s everything from unspoilt beaches to enchanting lochs and picturesque hill trails. It simply cannot get better! Here’s our list of places to visit while staying at  The Knight Residence or Braid Apartments by Mansley, in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh and the Lothians have some wonderful beaches within easy reach.  From Portobello beach a couple of miles east of the City Centre to beautiful North Berwick, about an hour’s drive away, there are some brilliant beaches to be found. ( Photo Credit: PublicDominPictures)

Out top picks:

  • – Portobello Beach
  • – Cramond Island
  • – Yellowcraig Beach
  • – North Berwick( Milsey Bay and  West Bay)
  • – Tyninghame Beach
  • – Silver Sands

The pentlands and Lammermuir Hills

The Pentland Hills rise just south of Edinburgh, within the city boundaries and provide excellent hillwalking within easy reach. Don’t miss the Instagram worthy views of the Scottish capital from Allermuir Hill.  Further down the range there  are some  fantastic ridge-walking trails  along Carnethy Hill, Scald Law and the Kips.

Lammermuir Hill provides offers walking, cycling and heritage walks, alongside wonderful viewpoints, unravelling the beautiful browns, purples and greens draped across  East Lothian. ( Photo Credit: Baz Richardson/Flickr)


Not exactly an escape to nature,  but a visit to Linlithgow is not to be missed. Set in the heart of greenery and natural beauty this beautiful little historic village. The fourth Saturday of the month marks the arrival of the Farmers Market who bring a selection of the finest, local, seasonal produce.  The striking ruins of tits historic royal castle set against beautiful waters is a sight to behold. Roslynn Chapel is only half an hour’s drive away and makes for a good stop en-route to or from  Edinburgh. (Photo Credit: Visit West Lothian)

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