Festival Fans Flock to Edinburgh
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What hotel is good for visiting festivals in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh, Scotland is a city that loves to celebrate. Although summer is the primary festival season, festivals and special events flourish year-round. The annual Edinburgh International Film Festival in August draws celebrities and cinematic treats from around the globe. The Military Tattoo celebrates over 50 years of military spectacular and music set against the world famous backdrop of magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Festival Fringe presents more than 1,800 different shows in 261 venues. And, there are still the Leith Festival, Children's Festival, International Festival, Book Festival, Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Mela, Christmas and Hogmanay just to name a few. It's worth a trip to Edinburgh to join the fun and enjoy this historic city's fairytale and cosmopolitan present. Plan ahead. Many Edinburgh festivals and area hotels sell out months in advance.
As in many historic travel destinations, staying in a hotel that is centrally located and part of the city's history offers a unique sense of place. The Balmoral Hotel is an Edinburgh landmark. This five-star historic luxury hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh's main shopping area overlooking magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Originally known as a “railway hotel,” the opulent hotel was opened in 1902 for wealthy travelers preparing for or taking a break from their railway journeys. The famous Balmoral clock tower, viewed from all over the city, is traditionally set two minutes fast so that passengers don't miss their train.
Beautifully refurnished, the Balmoral Hotel retains its historic charm complemented by contemporary comforts and conveniences, like well-appointed guestrooms and suites with the latest technology, a luxury spa, fully-equipped gym and Michelin-starred restaurant. It remains a first-choice hotel for dignitaries and celebrities visiting Edinburgh. In 2007, J.K Rowling finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at The Balmoral. Want to stay in her room? Request room 652.