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Please join Curious Kat’s Adventure Club for the world famous Fringe, the festival in Edinburgh. The Edinburgh City is a treat in itself. Scotland’s capital, with its beautiful and dramatic skyline, is truly one of the world’s greatest cities.
The cobbled streets of the Old Town lead you past mysterious gothic buildings, up to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, the center piece of the city. Below the Castle’s rocky pinnacle lies the New Town to the north with its 200 year old Georgian splendour.
During Fringe it really comes to life, buzzing with street performers, visitors and night life. More about the festival at the end of the event description. The trip I prepared for you tries to capture the essence of it all, leaving you with a bit of free time to explore and hang out about the town.
Plan of the trip
Friday, 8 August 2014
19:00 From London King's Cross, arriving in Edinburgh at 23:30.
We will take the 19:00 train from King’s Cross. The trains make the trip a bit more expensive, but they are so much more comfortable than the flights and only take 4 hours and 30 minutes city centre to city centre, without us having to pay for the extra expensive airport transport, go through the check in, security and wait for hours, just to find out that Easy Jet has been late again. And we have the flexibility to choose the time we travel at, so we don’t even have to take a day off from work on Friday and we can get back at a decent time on Sunday evening. We will arrive in Edinburgh at 23:30.
We will be staying in a lovely hostel (more details below) located in a walking distance from the station, right in the heart of Edinburgh. It has excellent ratings (over 90% on all scales), lovely garden and very helpful staff.
Friday night we will probably just get a good night rest to be ready for an adventure packed day on Saturday.
. Please make sure you account for the paypal fees in your calculations (so the £3.80 on top of £100 deposit should not be deducted from the reminder of the payment)
'While safety is our top priority and although we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity/trip involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.' The organiser only facilitates the group, and doesn't take responsibility for your safety during the trip.
You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in (if in doubt, check with your insurance provider).
With all the crazy stuff happening with the weather recently, please note that we may be prevented from doing some of activities due to unpredictable weather events. If this is the case replacement activities will be offered.
The hostel has been voted Number 1 Hostel in Scotland 2008,
2009, 2010 & 2011 as well as being namedin the Top 10 Best Hostels in the World for 2010!! (Hostel World.) Check out the view from the hostel window!
•Truly superb location under the castle ramparts
•Open 24 hours every day of the year
•Bed-side lockers in all rooms
•24 hour Safe for total security.
•Vibrant atmosphere with a choice of lounges
•Pick up point for a Free city walking tour
•Big lounge with Jukebox, pool table, piano, free tea & coffee
•Free hair dryers
•Big screen movie lounge with both Scottish and mainstream movies
•Internet lounge with Wi-Fi
•Posh lounge with piano and fire place
•Hot and powerful showers
•Large self-catering kitchen
•Breakfast for only 1.80
•Laundry service 3.50
•Clean bed linen (with properly fitted sheets)
•Sunny and cheery patio
•Minutes from the bus and train
•Fabulous views over the city
•Scottish owned – backpacker run
Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece,William Shakespeare andSamuel Beckett to modern works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere.
The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate. The Fringe has often showcased experimental works that might not be invited to a more conservative arts festival. In addition to ticketed, programmed events, the Festival has included astreet fair, located primarily on the Royal Mile. The Festival is organized by the Festival Fringe Society, which publishes the programme, sells tickets, and offers advice to performers. Their offices are on the Royal Mile
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Please note this event is organised by Curious Kat's Adventure Club and to secure your place you have to join it via this link: http://www.meetup.com/Curious-Kat-Adventure-Club/events/156754562/. Please note that only once you RSVP and pay the paypal fee on the main site your place will be confirmed.