6 different ways to make the most of Edinburgh this August

6 different ways to make the most of Edinburgh this August


Festival season is well underway, so here’s how to enjoy your time in and around the capital

Edinburgh is one of the world’s most exciting cities no matter when you choose to explore it, but August is when the Scottish capital really comes alive.

With festivals like the iconic Fringe already in full swing, Edinburgh is experiencing its busiest and liveliest time of year, and there’s no shortage of fantastic things to see and do in the city.

Of course, visiting the festivals should be near the top of your list, but what about the activities you might not be aware of?

We’re taking a look at some of the best things to see and do in the Scottish capital this August, helping you make the most of the festivals and do something a little bit different.


Explore the National Museum of Scotland after hours

There are some Friday nights you’ll always remember, and an after-hours trip to the National Museum of Scotland is surely one of them. As part of the Fringe, the museum is offering three nights of hand-picked performers, music, comedy and bars, all set alongside the institution’s epic new exhibition — Wild and Majestic: Romantic visions of Scotland. It’s an adult-only extravaganza!


Laugh out loud at a variety show

If you’re struggling to decide what kind of show to see, a variety show will tick every box on your list. These shows bring together the very best performers across all genres, from comedy to music and beyond. Many of the city’s best entertainers take part in variety shows during festival season, and you may even spot a few famous faces. Best of all, they are held regularly in venues throughout Edinburgh.


Take advantage of the Virgin Money Half Price Hut

Edinburgh festivals offer the experience of a lifetime, but some of the prices can be on the steep side. Make sure you take advantage of the Virgin Money Half Price Hut for some of the best deals, as you can snag up some last-minute tickets for a fraction of the cost. The Hut is located on the Mound.


Try a Morning Masterclass at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Kick off the day by treating your senses to Scotland’s national drink of choice. A Morning Masterclass at The Scotch Whisky Experience kicks off at 10am and providers 90 minutes of sensory magic. Take part in perception tests and enjoy sampling some of the country’s favourite Scotch whiskies. There will also be a private viewing of the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky.


Give cooking a go at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School

For something a bit different, why not learn to master a new skill? The Edinburgh New Town Cookery School offers one-day courses set in a stunning Georgian townhouse, and there are plenty of options to choose from including Japanese Cuisine and Beer and Food Matching.


Get away from it all at Portobello

If the hustle and bustle of the city gets too much, then make the most of the summer before it disappears by getting away to Portobello Beach. Located just a short bus ride from the city centre, Portobello offers a beautiful stretch of sand with a fantastic selection of bars and cafes. Treat yourself to an ice cream or indulge in a sunny glass of wine before heading back to into the heart of the capital.


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