Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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August, 2016

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I went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. We went up by train from Peterborough and it was a straight through service (no changes!). The journey took less than 4 hours, which I thought was excellent. We arrived in Edinburgh in the afternoon and went straight to our accommodation, which was in student apartments. It had lifts, so no problem with walking up lots of stairs. We decided to go into the city centre and explore. We were met by colourful posters everywhere (lots of plays etc to choose from!) and street entertainers. I know Edinburgh is on a hill and the roads/streets can be rather steep, but as a slightly disabled person, I managed to take my time & reach various places. There are regular bus routes into the city anyway. The festival itself is suitable for all ages but what excited me more, was that I was in a city full of historical places to see. My first stop had to be Greyfriars Bobby. I remember seeing the film when I was younger & just had to visit the graves of Old Jock & his faithful companion, Bobby. Edinburgh has lots of interesting museums, art galleries and of course…shops! There’s something there for everyone. If you enjoy places like gardens, then I recommend the Botanical Gardens. There’s no shortage of food outlets. My only concern is lack of toilets. If you go into a restaurant or pub, then you’re okay. But if you’re ‘taken short’, then you might want to do some homework before you go & locate the public toilets. Oh, I must add something about the local beaches, which aren’t far away (bus routes there). I had a great time there & hope to go back next year.


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