Tag: edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Jazz Festival

    Every year people gather from all over the world to enjoy the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. This is the biggest jazz event in Britain and it is generally held over ten days during the summer months in Scotland. Jazz is considered to have begun in the 1880's in New Orleans, America and is a combination of African and Western European musical elements.

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    The Fringe is an extremely popular aspect of the Edinburgh International Festival with over 1.25 million tickets being sold every year. Founded on the principle of 'open-access for all performers' you will find that almost anything goes here and you will always find something of interest to you.

  • Edinburgh International Festival

    Founded in 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival is an annual festival held in celebration of the arts. From somewhat humble beginnings over fifty years ago, it is now seen as one of the most significant celebrations of the arts in the world.Though the Edinburgh International Festival has evolved and grown significantly over the years, the original goals have ...

  • Edinburgh

    The capital of Scotland is a place where history and natural beauty combine to provide a feast for the eyes and the mind. It is no wonder that Edinburgh is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.Edinburgh is named after King Edwin of ancient Northumbria and it has been recognized as Scotland's capital since the fifteenth century. A long established city with ...

  • Cities

    Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city. Situated at the mouth of the Dee River, it is known for its granite quarries and fishing industry and sea port. Aberdeen is also known as the Oil Capital of Europe due to the abundant supply of crude oil which is found in the North Sea. | More...Dundee has been established as some form of settlement since prehistoric times as Pictish ...

  • Southern Scotland

    The main towns in the region of Southern Scotland are Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Each of these cities are worth a visit in their own right. Because of its situation, Southern Scotland has seen the most battles between Scottish and English armies in Scotland. However, the wars have long since ceased and left Southern Scotland a place of peace and natural ...

  • Edinburgh and Lothians

    If you are planning a trip to Scotland, you have to make a stop at Edinburgh. Rich in history, tradition and culture, the capital of Scotland has a lot to offer any tourist. Whether you head for the City of Edinburgh or the surrounding Lothians, you will no doubt find something that captivates and intrigues you.