Top 5 Things to do in Edinburgh in August 2018
As summer is in full swing in Scotland’s stunning capital, the city is truly bursting at the seams with a diverse and unique mixture of culture and history, making August the perfect time to visit. We have put together some of our top things to do in Edinburgh this August 2018. From food and concerts to comedy and arts, we are sure you will not be short of things to do during your stay- whether it be for a day, a weekend or the entire month.
Things to do in Edinburgh in August:
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival
- Edinburgh Summer Sessions
- Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Edinburgh Art Festival
- Foodies Festival
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
August in Edinburgh can only mean one thing- festival season and at the forefront of this is the world-renowned and unmistakeable Fringe Festival taking place from 3rd August through 27th August. The festival sees thousands of acts take to hundreds of stages all across this historic city making it the world’s largest arts festival.
The fringe is an all-day affair- with events taking place from early morning to late night. With acts for people of all ages making it an ideal day out for families and couples alike, the fringe is truly what you make of it, and with so many different things going on, there is something for everyone. From children’s acts, comedians and many other performance acts, both world famous and up-and-coming, you will have a memorable time.
If you are looking to make a full day of the festival, the central location of Fraser Suites, Edinburgh is conveniently situated, allowing you to reach many of the popular venues in minutes. So, no matter if you want to pop back to your serviced apartment for a snack, or a change of clothes, this can be done simply and stress-free.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
For the first time, the team behind the hugely successful Glasgow Summer Sessions have unveiled Edinburgh Summer Sessions as a frontrunner in the 2018 Festival Line-up. Binging a selection of world-famous acts to the picturesque Princes Street Gardens in unique line-ups, these concerts are diverse in range and undoubtedly would create the perfect evening out for the entire family.
World class acts including Tom Jones, Bastille, Paloma Faith, The Shires, Rag N Bone Man, Kasabian, Brian Wilson, The Vaccines, Newton Faulkner and Into the Ark taking will take to the stage between August 6-19th. These concerts are truly unmissable and with the fantastic summer weather, it will be truly breath-taking to watch some of these excellent performers as the sun sets.
If you are taking in some of the incredible acts at the fringe before your concert, make sure to grab a quick snack from Fraser Suites Edinburgh’s in-house bistro and bar, Stocks. With the venue approximately a 3-minute walk from your award-winning accommodation, rest assured that you will not need to wait around for taxis or transfers after the show.
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Another firm favourite during Edinburgh’s festival season is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which takes place multiple times between 3rd and 25th August 2018. This year, the tattoo will celebrate the year of young people with the incredible theme of “The Sky’s the Limit” which will showcase some of the worlds military talent including Switzerland’s top-secret drum corps and the Czech Armed Forces. 2018’s tattoo is sure to be a spectacular display and should not be missed.
Edinburgh Art Festival
Until August 26th, the 14th Edinburgh Arts Festival will take place. The festival was created to help turn this vibrant city into a bustling hub for lovers of visual art. The festival has since been received incredibly, with visitors returning year-after-year to witness the union of the city’s museums, galleries and artists studios come together to showcase some of the undeniable talent and collections that the city has to offer. With events dedicated to the likes of LIBERTY, Edwin G. Lucas, Emil Nolde and John Bellany, the festival is sure to have something for everyone.
If you are visiting and are unsure of how to get to any of the venues, be sure to contact one of our friendly and welcoming staff, who are at your disposal before, during and after your stay with us.
A newer addition to the August festivities taking place in Edinburgh’s Inverleith Park from 3rd to 5th August is the Foodies Festival. The UK’s largest festival dedicated to culinary delights offers the opportunity to sample delicious dishes, meet celebrity chefs, enjoy music as well as family-friendly activities.
As one of the top things to do in Edinburgh this August, we are sure this would make the most incredible day out for the entire family.
If you visit the Foodies Festival and feel inspired to try some of your new found skills out, why not prepare a meal here at Fraser Suites, Edinburgh, where all our rooms are equipped with a kitchenette.
As you can see, with plenty of exciting events going on around the city, August in Edinburgh is the best time to visit. We look forward to welcoming you to our luxury award winning accommodation and can’t wait to for you to experience Edinburgh during the most incredible time of the year. As this is Edinburgh’s busiest time of the year, book your stay today to avoid disappointment and secure the best rate.