Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Where to Stay

Every August, visitors descend on Edinburgh from all over the world to experience the Fringe Festival. Welcoming more than 2 million visitors to Scotland, The Fringe Festival is a celebration of culture with something for everyone. From theatre and dance, to comedy and magic. Edinburgh Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world, with thousands of performances taking place in more than 250 venues across the city. The Fringe is an enormous event and as such, accommodation can be hard to come by. If you’re looking for accommodation in Edinburgh, check out these TravelNest properties; which are all a perfect base to explore the city at any time of year.

By Kate Wilkinson, Content Marketing Executive 

1. Modern West End Apartment

Set in the former Scotland Office building, this beautifully refurbished apartment maximises the grandeur of their West End. Visit the fantastic selection of independent shops of William Street from your doorstep. The West End of Edinburgh connects the city by tram and is a great location to stay in for those arriving from Edinburgh airport. The apartment is available to book on Airbnb here

2. Luxury Leith Retreat

Leith is the up-and-coming yet iconic port district of Edinburgh, home of The Royal Yacht Britannia. Expect to find an eclectic mix of hipster coffee shops and art galleries. If you’re looking for good Edinburgh restaurants, you’ll find some hidden gems at The Shore. This luxury Georgian apartment is within minutes walking distance of The Shore, the narrow beach that runs along Leith’s harbour, and can be found here on Booking.com.

3. Quirky Holyrood Home

Located in central Edinburgh, Holyrood Park is the oldest park in Scotland. The park is home to the Queen’s private residence at Holyrood Palace, as well as the Scottish Parliament building and Arthur’s Seat. In addition to these destinations, you’ll find plenty of green space for picnics and walking. This beautifully quirky apartment comes embraces the regal setting, and guests can enjoy access to a pool and fitness centre. Book with Expedia here

4. Sleek Southside Studio

This light and airy studio is a great choice for those planning to experience the Edinburgh Fringe. Located in the southside of Edinburgh, where you can find many of the Edinburgh Fringe venues. Enjoy views of the meadows and Marchmont area from the comfort of your own balcony. The 1-bed studio can be booked here with Airbnb.

You can get your Edinburgh Fringe tickets here, as well as explore the variety of shows taking place this year. If you’re a short-term rental owner in Edinburgh, upcoming changes to how you can host in the city were revealed earlier this year. You can read our blog which explains more about the changes by following this link. To max out your occupancy all year round, go live with TravelNest on over 30 different booking sites and become one of our successful hosts like those featured above. Sign up for free today.

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