The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is nearly upon us and guests at the Dunstane Houses can look forward to an action-packed August in Edinburgh. The hotel is only a 10-minute walk away from the heart of the city centre, where artists from around the globe gather on this occasion and create “the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom”. It is indeed the largest festival in the world, featuring more than 55,000 performances throughout the month.
August also sees the return of another sell-out event in the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which takes place on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle. It is one of the most iconic events in the Edinburgh calendar. Performers from 48 countries are going to touch your heart and soul during this annual celebration of music, entertainment, and fireworks – a truly unforgettable experience. Taking place every evening between August 5th and August 27th, tickets are on sale and selling fast with prices ranging from £25 to £90, with premier seats and hospitality packages from £130.
To set you up right during your festival break, enjoy a great night’s sleep in one of our luxury rooms, followed by our famous full Scottish breakfast. Our team at the Dunstane Houses will ensure you have everything you need to make the most out of your stay, and your Fringe adventure.
Want to push the boat out? Why not treat yourself to our exclusive Jubilee package which includes a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia? It is the perfect addition to make your Edinburgh Fringe experience one to remember. Our package includes a two-night stay in one of our luxury King rooms or Orkney suites, full Scottish breakfast, glass of champagne prior to dinner, a private chauffeur tour of Edinburgh, as well as a trip to the Queen’s former yacht, to enjoy scones and tea.
The team at the Dunstane Houses love sharing their top tips and hidden Fringe gems with you to make your stay in Edinburgh that extra special. Here are some of the theatre, comedy, and dance acts you shouldn’t miss:
The Royal Mile: Just under a mile of free shows, creative acts, dancers, and energy. The Royal Mile is with no doubt the best starting point to experience the Fringe Festival.
BBC: The national broadcaster sets up talks, conversations and shows throughout the Fringe. You don’t want to miss this if you enjoy a good discussion or debate.
The Grassmarket & George Square – Two fantastic places to grab a drink or a bite to eat. The White Hart Inn, The Last Drop or Fiddler’s Arms are just a few that offer the quintessential Edinburgh pub experience.
The Udderbelly (look for the purple cow) is a popular company that hosts many shows at the Fringe and offers light-hearted and funny acts for you to enjoy.
The Game of Thrones Musical is a must-see recommendation from 2019. The show was called a masterpiece and received a 5-star rating from critics.
Intrigued? The Dunstane Houses and Edinburgh Fringe awaits. We look forward to welcoming you to your “home” during the festival season. Book your stay with us direct online or call us on 0131 337 6169.