Military Tattoo based on the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade at night allows the lighting to show up the national dress of the visiting acts. Finishing with the lone Piper on the Castle.The best walk for visitors on a short visit is to take in the views from the Castle Entrance and then walk down the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace at the bottom. Nearly every entrance has some Historical background, indicated by the name plates.On the first Sunday the Pipe Bands march along Princess Street and show how far around the world the Scots have settled.The Opera is popular and attracts full houses, an opportunity to try out new Opera's before taking them to London or New York.
Film Festival apart form a good mix of budget films, there are classes on different aspects of film making and raising funds.Music, Plays and Comedy Acts are all Fringe shows that end up in every possible hall around the City, with Universities, School Halls, Pubs and Church Halls being used. Some are outside in the Parks or on the Pavements.
The main attraction at the Book Festival is to hear Authors speak or explain their ideas that led to writing their books.© Eric Sutherland http://www.ghostwriter.dsl.
pipex.com..Grew up in Edinburgh and had to go to speech classes to learn English as a foreign language.
Left at 21 and moved to London for a couple of years and then got foot loose and started working around Western Europe. Followed by the USA, Canada and North Africa. Paris was my first location and resulted in endless visitors from friends sisters and relations, all expecting beds, tours and meals out. ! Luckly I worked there on expenses and got good deals at most places. Returned from Germany in 1982 to London and have been based here since.
By: Eric Sutherland