The fringe is a real year highlight for anyone who can make it. For us, as everything is so nearby to Canal Point, where you can set up camp and figure out exactly what’s going on, it’s a particularly spoiling treat. So the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has ended. And now, after the end of the end, what’s a Scot (or Scot wannabe) to do?
Luckily for you, we’ve done the research. So for those who are after some stuff to get on with now that the fringe is like, over and stuff, well you can get some ideas from here:
5. Edinburgh highlights
The fringe might have gone but Edinburgh still has charm. Buckets of it. Indeed, there’s plenty to see and do as culture is all over this wonderful city which, if it had a heart, would be made of culture or maybe jam.
Okay, we’re not sure about that, but what we are sure of is that, from Edinburgh Castle to the National Museum of Scotland, to Xtreme Karting, there’s plenty of activities for you to get stuck into.
4. Tour a distillery
For many, Scotland is synonymous with the malt whisky which it puts on ships and sends round the world to people who put it away in cabinets and then never drink it. Mad we know. But who are we to judge?
Those who actually want to get a bit of a flavour for the history and culture of Scotland can tour one of its many distilleries. The super brave could even journey across the whole of the Malt Whisky Trail, which goes all along Speyside, where the rolling hills might have you come to Dufftown, birthplace of William Grant, the founder of Glenfiddich.
3. Go for a round of Golf
For golf lovers, in Scotland there’s a whole load of things Golf. The oldest course in the world, Musselburgh Old Links, and plenty of other historical bits and bobs – such as in St Andrews, which not only has another of the world’s oldest golf courses but which also has a smattering of museums for you to see too.
2. Get stuck into the Highland Games
The Highland Games take place all across the nation and are a unique way to get involved with the rich cultural heritage Scotland has to offer. Maybe you’ll toss a caber, play tug-o-war, or get decked out for a traditional highland dance (still competitive mind). Whatever you chose, there’s plenty of highland japes guaranteed.
1. Go to Loch Ness
We don’t believe in magic, zombies, ghosts, voodoo, vampires, telepathy, Richard Branson, aliens, or any of that claptrap. But there’s something about the Loch Ness Monster that shakes us to our very core.
The most common speculation is that the monster is the last surviving plesiosaur. According to Wikipedia, Nessy was first spotted in 565 and most recently in 2014, making the creature almost 1500 years old. Eeep!
There are some people who say that Scotland has nothing to offer or that you can get everything you need inside the M25. While we love all our student accommodation, we’re the first to say there’s a whole world of great stuff out there in Scotland, one of our favourite places in the whole wide world.
Whether your Scotland adventure takes you to the highlands, where you get stuck into the games, or whether you look around the marvellous Edinburgh, or whether you find and take a selfie with the Loch Ness Monster, whatever you choose, choose fun.
When you get back, tell us about your experience or share any useful tips. If you want to talk to us about student accommodation in Scotland, send us a message at any time.