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5 things to do for free during the Edinburgh Festival – #5 Visit the Royal Botanic Garden

As August slides in to September, Festival season comes to an end in Edinburgh.  The city takes a deep breath in the lull between the last of the tourists and performers leaving and the return of four universities worth of … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free during the Edinburgh Festival – #4 Visit the National Museum of Scotland

Just a short walk from the busy Festival hubs of the Pleasance and Bristo Square, the National Museum of Scotland can be found in conjoined Victorian and modern buildings on Chamber Street.  The older part houses natural world, world cultures, art … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free during the Edinburgh Festival – #2 Soak up the sunshine on Leith

The setting for Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting, Leith is perhaps not on the list of must-see places for visitors to Edinburgh.  However, whilst there is certainly still some poverty to be found in this town within a city, there is also … Continue reading

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5 things to do for free during the Edinburgh Festival – #1 Walk the Royal Mile

  August is festival month in Edinburgh.  It has started already with the Edinburgh Art Festival running from 28th July to 28th August, the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh Military Tattoo all join in from 5th August … Continue reading

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