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Edinburgh is bulging with culture in May and June

Date Posted: 11/05/12

Edinburgh is bulging with culture in May and June

Many tourists looking to experience the culture of Edinburgh may think immediately of the Fringe in August, but there is an array of exciting events going on in May and June this year.

The Imaginate Children's Festival, the Royal Highland Show, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Magic Festival are just four reasons to head on short breaks to the Scottish capital.

Fans of Disney and Pixar should jump at the opportunity to attend the premiere of their new film Brave, which is based in Scotland. Singer-songwriter Emeli Sande is also playing a free concert at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday, June 13th to celebrate the Olympic Torch relay.

Beyond these thrilling cultural events, Edinburgh has much to offer throughout the year.

"Edinburgh is built on seven hills, with the most well-known and iconic being Arthur’s Seat," said Lucy Bird, chief executive officer of Marketing Edinburgh.

"Situated in Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat sits above the Scottish Parliament building and Holyrood Palace – her Majesty the Queen’s official residence when she is in Scotland."

Tourists can climb the hill to get fantastic views of the city, and there's plenty of picnic spots for weary travellers to rest and have a bite to eat, she added.

Posted by Becky Spence

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