Enhance Your Edinburgh Fesival Experience

Since the Edinburgh International Festival burst onto the scene in 1947 to engender 'a flowering of the human spirit', Edinburgh has been synonymous with festivals. The city presents an unforgettable mix of cultural experiences in an iconic and beautiful city.

Key Festival Dates in August:

  • Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: 15 - 24 July 2016
  • Edinburgh Art Festival: 28 July 2016 - 28 August 2016
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 5 - 29 August 2016
  • Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: 5 - 27 August 2016
  • Edinburgh International Festival: 5 - 29 August 2016
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival: 13 - 29 August 2016

For tickets to the above festivals, visit the link below:


This August, if you haven’t yet booked your accommodation linked to attending one of the festivals, Celtic Castles can help with a selection of castles to enhance your experience...

Borthwick Castle 

Following extensive refurbishments, it is possible once again to stay behind walls that protected Mary Queen of Scots and were attacked by Oliver Cromwell.

Carberry Tower

A sumptuous hotel, just seven miles south of Edinburgh, where you can book one of 30 luxurious bedrooms, tastefully furnished in keeping with traditional classical styles.

Carlowrie Castle 

A stunning new venue on Edinburgh’s doorstep mixes contemporary modern luxury within a traditional setting, opening its castle doors for individuals to stay.


A castle-style Victorian baronial mansion, located in Peebles-shire, south of Edinburgh. 

Melville Castle 

Only 20 minutes from the city centre, secluded in a 50 acre Scottish estate, this property provides the rare blend of tranquillity and city proximity.


The oldest inhabited house in Scotland, located 30 miles south of Edinburgh, in secluded woodland, close to the town of Innerleithen. 

Fenton Tower 

A fortified 16th-century tower, restored from a ruin to create a luxury five-star property.

Castles available to book through Celtic Castles

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