TORONTO, April 7 /CNW/ - If you're a culture vulture, visit Scotland for
an artistic bonanza on an unprecedented scale as the nation celebrates
its renowned creativity in the arts, design, fashion and literature.
Always fancied a kilt? Come and try one on - you might not be able to
resist! You're bound to have read an Inspector Rebus novel and wondered
where Ian Rankin took his inspiration from? Come and find out in
Edinburgh, the world's first UNESCO City of Literature. And with twelve
festivals in Scotland's capital city throughout the year, there's an
endless array of events, performances and spectacles to enjoy.
Edinburgh is the world's favourite festival city, welcoming some 25,000
performers and thinkers, with over four million attendees each year.
The Scottish capital is where huge talents such as Emma Thompson, Mike
Myers, Hugh Laurie and Alan Cumming learned their craft; these and many
more starts are warmly welcomed back to critical acclaim. A trip to
the Edinburgh Festivals is unique, and no more so than in 2012 when we
will celebrate the Year of Creative Scotland. Come along to enjoy the
line-up of world class talent, as well as plenty of emerging
entertainment waiting to be discovered.
In August alone, seven festivals take over the city with something for
everyone: from the stirring sounds of the massed pipes and drums at the
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, to the big opera and dance productions
invited by the Edinburgh International Festival. With comedy, dance and
theatre populating the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with over 1,000
performances a day and the crème de la crème of bestselling authors
appearing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh is a
playground for lovers of entertainment and the arts.
With direct flights available into Scotland and a warm welcome
guaranteed, there's never been a better time to plan a visit to
Edinburgh. If you can't wait to get here, why not enter
VisitScotland's 'Great Scottish Adventure' sweepstake, for a chance to
win your own amazing adventure in Scotland. Stay in a Clan Chief's
Scottish castle, experience the thrills of the Edinburgh Festivals,
kayak with dolphins and whales off Scotland's islands, treat yourself
to the ultimate malt whisky indulgence and explore the secrets of Loch
For a chance to win a trip to Scotland and the Edinburgh Festivals,
visit www.greatscottishadventure.com, watch five great adventures and choose three to create and win your
own Great Scottish Adventure.
Notes to Editors:
CIT Tours is offering a 4-day package to the Edinburgh Festivals next summer from $579 pp. This great package offers 3-nights city centre accommodation, full
Scottish breakfast daily, an Edinburgh bus hop-on hop-off city tour and
an Edinburgh Festivals Passport with tickets to see three fantastic
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