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And so it all begins

10th Jun 2015
And so it all begins

We have the International Festival, the Festival Fringe, the Book Festival and the Jazz Festival, all vying for attention at the same time, amidst a teeming mass of activity.

But what's perhaps less well known is that the festival season in Edinburgh kicks off long before every comedian and performer in London has boarded the Kings Cross sleeper north. June truly sees the start of the action, with multiple festivals and events taking place around the city.

The Meadows Festival begins the hoopla, with its fairground rides and endless flea market stalls, followed shortly afterwards by the agricultural institution that is the Royal Highland show, with its legions of perfectly primped cattle and tractors a-plenty. But if that to you is just a load of prize bullocks, fear not. Gasp in wonder at the Magic Festival! Indulge your inner gastronome at the Taste Festival! Or gorge on popcorn at the movie goers event if the year, the Film Festival. There's so much going on here in June, and without the chaos and overcrowding that maniacal August brings. long before every comedian and performer in London has boarded the Kings Cross sleeper north. June truly sees the start of the action, with multiple festivals and events taking place around the city.

It's a great time to visit the city, and whilst your days can be spent dashing from event to event, what better way to spend your evenings than on one of our tours? 

Why not spend the day at the Magic Festival, then let us tell you the tale of the Great Lafayette, the tragic magician, said to haunt the Edinburgh Festival Theatre? Or get your teeth into the Taste Festival, and come along to hear about our oyster bars of old, where the food was considerably cheaper, even if the hygiene standards were sadly lacking. And if you think horror belongs solely on the silver screen, you haven't been to the Blair Street Underground Vaults yet.

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