Top 5 Things to Do in Edinburgh in July 2018
During the summer months, Edinburgh comes to life with exciting events, shows, festivals and thousands of tourists. This vibrant city has so much to offer and a visit in July will not disappoint. From Festivals to big-name music acts, Edinburgh is the place to be.
Things to do in Edinburgh in July 2018:
- Edinburgh International Film Festival
- Scottish Motor Show
- Big Fun Run
- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Edinburgh Castle
- Chris Ramsey Live
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Taking place since 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival runs over two weeks each year and is comprised of film screenings and other film related events. It is the oldest recurrently running film festival and attracted over 50,000 attendees in 2017. A range of highly-renowned talent, actors and filmmakers come to the festival to take part in discussions and attend events. For film enthusiasts, this is a must and it is something that everyone can enjoy. During your visit to Edinburgh this July, don’t miss the International Film Festival.
Scottish Motor Show
Calling all car fanatics! This is one that should not be missed. Taking place on 15th July, the Scottish Motor show is a well-known annual event that is a great day out for not just car enthusiasts but also lovers of motor sports and adrenaline seekers. It is also a day out that the whole family can enjoy and an excellent thing to do during your trip to Edinburgh. Browse over 2000 vehicles including cars, trucks, bikes and more.
From classic models to modern day concepts that are pushing the barrier on technological innovation, visitors will be amazed by what’s on display. With lots of activities going on, you can be in with a chance to win prizes and kids can have fun at the petting zoo, funfair and play area. The fun isn’t provided just for the kids, adults can take part in passenger driving experiences where you can hit adrenaline inducing, high speeds in powerful machines.
The event takes place at the Royal Highland Centre which can be easily reached from Fraser Suites, Edinburgh by car in 30 minutes or by public transport in approximately 40 minutes.
Big Fun Run
The Big Fun Run is an annual event that the whole family can enjoy. Run or walk, no fitness level required, this event is simply to fundraise and have a good time. The Big Fun Run takes place at Holyrood Park where partakers and spectators can enjoy scenic surroundings in a beautiful setting. There is no pressure with the run as it is not timed and the main goal is to have a good time. All ages are welcome and under 5s can participate for free, so this is an excellent activity for the whole family. It is important to make sure you are fuelled up and ready to go on the morning of the run. So, pay a visit to Fraser Suite’s Edinburgh’s Stocks Bar and Bistro and delve into a delicious Scottish breakfast or if you prefer something lighter, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at Edinburgh Castle
Highly-regarded musician Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds band are taking to the stage at Edinburgh Castle this July 19th, and this is one show that shouldn’t be missed. Known for his original band Oasis with brother Liam, Noel has returned with a fresh, yet recognisable sound and they are taking the world by storm with their 2018 tour.
Edinburgh Castle is a magical setting for any concert and this will definitely be one to remember. Enjoy the amazing outdoor setting while you rock out to the show with the breathe-taking Castle in the background. This is a truly incredible setting for a concert and highly-rated as one of the top things to do in Edinburgh in July. Staying at Fraser Suites is an excellent option for being just a five minute walk from Edinburgh Castle. Check our availability!
Chris Ramsey Live
Chris Ramsey, the well-known and much-loved English comedian is coming to Edinburgh this July to send laughter through the crowds with his Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out Of The House Tour. With 52 dates confirmed around the UK, Ramsey will be touring between May and July. Chris will share his experiences as a new father blended with life advice in, of course, a humorous manner that is very relatable. The show will take place on the 14th July at the King’s Theatre. The convenient location of Fraser Suites Edinburgh means guests will be close to the theatre. So why not take in the amazing sights of the city and walk to the show, which is a short 20 minutes from the hotel.