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by Pass The Keys | Host Tips | 22 May 2018

The Edinburgh Festivals: Events This Summer to Help Market Your Holiday Rental

The city of Edinburgh can really come alive in the summer months, gathering a range of tourists from all over the world combined with local residents making trips to the city all summer long. As a short-term rental host, your property will receive a lot more bookings in the next few weeks to months by people wishing to take part in these events and festivals.

Check out other reasons why you should do short term let in Edinburgh.

By knowing what events are going on near your property rental, you can alter your calendar to satisfy as many bookings as you can, or amend your property’s description to suggest if an event location is nearby. By adapting your listing or description can work wonders, plus you can add extra images to the listings’ gallery of the festival or event to draw attention in.

If you are on social media, you can follow trends around these events to boost your property’s intake of potential guests in the area - guests will be thrilled that they are in the home of a local expert.

To see the full list of events in Edinburgh, and other Scottish cities, check out VisitScotland for some knowledge on what is going on near your holiday let.

Here is our list of the top events happening in Edinburgh from June to September 2018 so you can use these in your favour!

The Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is the longest continuously-running film festival in the world, starting in 1947. It screens over 150 films from more than 50 countries.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival takes place once a year in June, showcasing cinema screenings and other related events. It runs for about two weeks, this year from 20th June until 1st July, at venues all over the city, including Edinburgh Filmhouse, Cineworld, Edinburgh Festival Theatre and at Odeon cinemas.

To see a full list of venues and to learn more about the festival, visit the Edinburgh Film Festival website .

The Edinburgh International Festival

This festival appeals to those who wish to experience the arts and culture that the Scottish city has to offer. The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) was also created in 1947, and is ranked among one of the most important celebrations of culture in the world.

The festival boasts more than 400,000 visitors, and presents more than 160 different performances with over 2,500 different artists each year.

The festival runs for three weeks in August, from the 3rd to the 27th, and is performed at multiple locations across the city, including Usher Hall, Edinburgh Playhouse, The Hub, the Royal Lyceum Theatre, King's Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival Theatre. To learn more, and to find what nearby venues are performing, visit the Edinburgh International Festival website.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh’s famous Fringe festival hosts the world’s largest arts and comedy festival, which last year showed 53,232 performances over 25 days, all held in over 300 venues. In the past, ticket sales have reached 1.94 million.

The Scottish capital completely transforms in August, with the EIF and the Fringe Festival, both spanning from 3rd to 27th August. The Fringe festival is near enough all over the city, and in Leith, the most popular venues being, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Playhouse, and the Assembly Hall.

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