Summer in the city: Edinburgh Festivals

Ahh, August. A month of drawn out evenings, after-work sea swims, jolly barbecues with friends and, if you’re in our area, jaunts a little further north to the city of Edinburgh to spend time soaking-up the buzz of the four festivals which will be taking place in the city over the next few weeks!


Edinburgh Art Festival
26th July – 26th August 2018
“The UK's largest annual celebration of visual art, attracting over 250,000 visitors each year, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events.”

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
3rd – 25th August 2018
“The Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution, and a sell-out year after year after year. A global gathering of music, dance and precision display with the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, cultural troupes and the poignant refrain of the Lone Piper against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.”

Edinburgh International Festival
3rd – 27th August 2018
“This festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities with three exhilarating weeks of the finest creators and performers from the worlds of the arts. Committed to virtuosity and originality with some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre.”


Edinburgh Fringe Festival
3rd – 27th August 2018
And finally the biggie, “the world's largest arts festival which transforms Edinburgh every August as thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over the city to present shows of all kinds and for every taste. The work on show ranges from huge names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers.”


Combine the best of both worlds this August by locating yourself away from the bustling crowds and catching the train to the city for a day of festival fun as part of your holiday! After soaking up the delights of the festivals what better way to relax and unwind than returning to your Crabtree & Crabtree home from home!

The Borders Railway and East Coast Main Line connect Crabtree & Crabtree’s cottages in under an hour by rail and make day trips as easy as pie... Tempted? The below Crabtree & Crabtree cottages offer some August availability and sit within good proximity to Berwick-upon-Tweed or Tweedbank railway stations:


Suitable proximity to Tweedbank railway station

Juniper Mill
Near Lauder | Sleeps 2

The Laurels
Near Kelso | Seeps 2+2

Number One
Melrose | Sleeps 2+2


Suitable proximity to Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station

Heritage Cottage
Whitsome | Sleeps 4

East House
Cheswick | Sleeps 9+2

The Meeting House
Berwick-upon-Tweed | Sleeps 3


Our thanks to VisitScotland for the beautiful banner image of Edinburgh Castle.