Set against a dramatic backdrop of an extinct volcano and rocky crags rising from the Lothians, Edinburgh is steeped in history, culture and cosmopolitanism. Explore ancient castles, cobbled streets and gourmet eats… and then there’s the festival.

Every August the city explodes with creativity, performers and spectators for the world’s biggest and best arts festival. Contemporary circus is fast becoming one of the most popular genres at the Fringe, with shows from Circa, Gravity and Other Myths and Casus in 2019. The atmosphere is electric and the inspiration lasts long after the festival leaves town.