Edinburgh has something for everyone all year round, but every August, Scotland’s beautiful and historical capital is elevated to another level altogether as performers and visitors from every corner of the globe arrive for the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe).
The Fringe, originally an offshoot of the EIF, is now the largest arts festival in the world and has been the launching pad for many world famous acts, including the Monty Python team, Derek Jacobi, Flight of the Conchords and Steve Coogan.
Everyone should visit the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe at least once, but you’ll find there’s so much going on at this spectacular event that a hundred lifetimes wouldn’t be enough to take it all in. From children’s shows to cabaret, spoken word to opera, and poetry to puppet shows, there’s something to suit every taste. And with plenty free shows on offer, there’s something for every budget too.
You’ll find a venue everywhere you turn during festival season in Edinburgh, whether it’s the grand, ornate, simple or surreal. Traditional Georgian buildings such as the Assembly Rooms host theatre, music, opera and dance whilst pubs, cars and even phone boxes also become performance platforms. A disused vault might become a venue for a stand up comedy show; an ancient church the host for a one-woman cabaret while a gothic puppet show entertains at a university lecture theatre. The beauty for the visitor is that you can double up by seeing the inside of historic buildings whilst being well and truly entertained.
Edinburgh is bubbling with energy and life during this special time. Street performers such as musicians, acrobats and fire-eaters dapple the bustling Royal Mile showcasing their talents for free, the sound of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo carries from Edinburgh Castle and the mouthwatering aroma of fresh food drifts across the warm summer air. These magical three weeks see the population of Edinburgh double, such is the attraction of this world famous event.
Come to the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe to have your thoughts provoked, your funny bone tickled or expectations turned upside down. Come to be surprised, stimulated or see the stars of tomorrow set the spark of their career alight. But for whatever reason you choose to visit, it’s guaranteed it will be a holiday like no other!
Edlets are the official accommodation partners of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and can provide you with economical and centrally located accommodation for your stay in Edinburgh.
Our properties include individual studios, private en-suite bedrooms, and properties offering from 1 bedroom all the way up to 10 bedrooms in each.
Please do call us on +44 (0)131 510 0020 or click on this link to make an enquiry! We have many satisfied customers, a dedicated bookings and customer service team with a current TrustPilot rating of 9.5 out of 10 – not something many of our competitors can match!
Please see below for some examples of our Edinburgh group accommodation:
ARTHUR’S SEAT APARTMENTS
Located very close to The Pleasance and a short walk from George Square and The Meadows, this great selection of apartments makes ideal Edinburgh accommodation for large groups and individual travellers alike. Perfect for large groups of up to 20 (or more) visitors or performers working and playing at Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals.
We have a great range of 6 to 10 double bedroom apartments plus studios, twin bed studios and also individual en-suite rooms within a shared apartment for those guests on a budget!
The large common area has plenty of comfortable seating, vending machines, pool table, table tennis, games and TV area. There is an exterior courtyard as well as study rooms which can be used to relax and unwind after a day exploring the city
10 bedrooms with small (3 / 4 size) double beds (spacious for single occupancy and an economic option for 2 sharing). The room has a desk, comfortable chair and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. There is under bed storage, drawers, shelving and a good sized wardrobe. All rooms also have en-suite facilities, including sink, toilet and shower unit.
Each bedroom is private and lockable with en-suite facilities. The property has a landscaped garden to the rear, bike storage, common room and laundry facilities as well as secure door entry and CCTV. All areas of the property are covered with complentary Wi-Fi.
Twin bed apartments (on average 22 square meters) with 2 singles beds, 2 desks, comfortable chair and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. There are drawers, shelving and a good sized wardrobe as well as seating area and kitchenette.
Bedroom with small (3 / 4 size) double bed (spacious for single occupancy and an economic option for 2 sharing). The room has a desk, comfortable chair and complimentary Wi-Fi internet. There is under bed storage, drawers, shelving and a good sized wardrobe. All rooms also have en-suite facilities, including sink, toilet and shower unit.
Shared kitchen / living room with fridge-freezer, oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster, crockery and kitchen utensils.
There is a communal laundry room with washing and drying facilities plus a large common area for all of your group to meet before hitting the streets and seeing all that Edinburgh has to offer during the busy Festival period!
10 bedrooms with small (3 / 4 size) double beds – all have en-suite facilities;
Communal kitchen / living room with cooking hobs, microwave grill ovens, fridge freezers and kettle finished with stainless steel fittings.
As above, only with 3 double bedrooms – accommodating up to 6.
Studio with standard double bed, en-suite facilities & fitted kitchen with cooking utensils, crockery/glassware, cookers, microwaves, kettles and toasters.
These en-suite rooms come with small double bed (four by six foot) which are spacious for single occupancy and an economic option for 2 sharing.
En-suite facilities include sink, toilet and shower unit.
Located by the Quartermile Development and The Meadows, these apartments are neighbouring George Square and The Old Town, plus a quick stroll from The Pleasance, so a great option for tourists and performers alike at the Edinburgh Festival.
A communal laundry room provides washing and tumble drying facilities.
4 bedrooms with small (3 / 4 size) double beds – 2 share a bathroom, the other 2 have en-suite facilities;
Classic en-suite rooms are 13m² in size and have a small double bed (4 by 6 feet).
The room has a desk and comfortable office chair and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is under bed storage, drawers, shelving and a good sized wardrobe. En-suite facilities include sink, toilet and shower unit.