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    Beltane Fire Festival is Back Again in Edinburgh This April

    • Event: Beltane Fire Festival 
    • Date: April 30th 2019
    • Venue: Calton Hill

    With all the amazing events taking place in Edinburgh in April, the month will end with one of the more unique festivals we have in the calendar. Just a stone’s throw from Fraser Suites Edinburgh, the Beltane Fire Festival is going to warm up the chill in the air with it’s one of a kind festival.

    If you’re staying with us near the end of April, and have never heard of this event before, you’re in for a treat; and if you’ve already got tickets and want to know where to stay nearby, we have all the information you need on how to get there and where to stay.

    What is the Beltane Fire Festival?

    With the nights getting longer again and the chill starting to be taken out of the air, Beltane Fire Festival is a celebration that summer is on its way, in a truly unique fashion.

    Based on ancient Celtic traditions dating back millennia, the festival takes advantage of the night to create unique fire displays and performances with the city as its backdrop. It doesn’t take place on one stage but in little pockets all around the park where you can right up close to the performers. 

    When does Beltane Fire Festival take place?

    The event takes place at 8pm on Monday 30th April. It runs until 1am.

    Where does Beltane Fire Festival take place?

    Beltane Fire Festival takes places on Calton Hill, roughly 800m from our location on St Giles St. 

    How much do tickets cost?

    The average price of a ticket is £11 for adults and £5.50 for children. You can purchase them in advance here. In recent years the event has sold out, and there haven’t been any additional tickets released on the day.

    Where can I find accommodation near Beltane Fire Festival?

    Even when you wrap up warm in Edinburgh, it does get more than chilly up on Calton Hill. Make sure you don’t get caught out in the cold for too long with a warm and inviting room. 

    One of our junior suites is perfect for a weeknight stay, with a queen size bed, self-controlled heating system and bathtub with L’Occitane en Provence products. 

    And check to see if you can get a better deal too at our Offers Page, where we usually have weeknight and breakfast deals.

    How can I get to Beltane Fire Festival from the Fraser Suites Edinburgh?

    Calton Hill is less than a kilometre from us. It is a short 15-minute walk via North Bridge, or Princes St via The News Steps. 

    The entrances to the event will be at Carriage Drive and Waterloo Place, the latter being where the famous steps up to Calton Hill start.

    Accommodation near the event

    For the best available rates, book with us direct to stay near the Beltane Fire Festival.