The Edinburgh Festival has long been the most talked about, and visited, cultural phenomenon in the UK – this is one event that really lives up to all the hype.
No matter how imaginative you are, you still would not be able to comprehend the sheer mind-boggling array of acts and shows this festival will have on offer.
But being one of the most popular events, means finding somewhere to stay can be an issue; especially with festival season in full swing see our guide to Edinburgh summer festivals
The good news is, there are still some fantastic last minute deals to be had on Edinburgh Festival hotels.
But first things first, here are some of our picks for what to see at the festival.
To book tickets visit the official Edinburgh Festival Fringe website. T
hese are just some of our suggestions, you can also find a host of reviews and more about all the shows at the festival at the website.
Shazia Mirza: A Work in Progress
Award-winning comedian and columnist, is back with some new material tacking subjects like ISIS, Jihadi brides and causing offence in her latest Edinburgh show.
One piece for BBC Radio about ISIS drew record complaints and she is no shrinking violet when it comes to tacking tough top
“There will be jokes for all different levels. I will be differentiating for a mixed ability class, I wouldn’t want to discriminate against anybody and I wouldn’t want anyone to be offended.” – Shazia Mirza
Type: Stand-up comedy
When: Now until August 30 (Excluding 17th)
Where: The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, 28 York Place, EH1 3E
HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL – We Can Make You Happy
The latest musical from award-winning composer and performer duo Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell takes happiness, and the pressure to be constantly happy, as it’s inspiration.
Expect exuberant dance offs, interspersed with woodwind duels and original showstoppers to keep the toes tapping.
Type: Comedy cabaret
When: Now until August 31 (Excluding 12th & 24th)
Where: Assembly George Square Gardens, Bosco, EH8 9JZ
Other things to do in Edinburgh
We’ve come up with a list of our favourite 100 things to discover in Edinburgh to start you off.
If you want to leave the festival frenzy behind and take a break from the shows – these great Edinburgh day trips are worth considering.
While August is busy, wait till you get to New Year’s Eve, with Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations famous the world over.
We’ve put together our favourite five hotels to see in the New Year in Edinburgh at should you fancy staying in Scotland for the start of 2016
So…. where to stay:
Visit our Edinburgh hotels page and grab yourself some great deals on hotels, starting from £99 per night in the heart of the city.
There is good availability for the run of the festival, which ends on August 31.
So what are you waiting for?