I’m always on the look out for new events and festivals for visitors to Edinburgh and I’ve just been speaking to someone who was raving about the Fringe By The Sea festival in North Berwick, East Lothian.
I’ve never been to the festival but I’m certainly going this year and have just bought tickets.
North Berwick is a picturesque coastal town about 25 miles east of Edinburgh city centre. It’s an easy drive from Edinburgh or you can take the train from Edinburgh Waverley to North Berwick station, which takes about 30 minute. North Berwick is a pretty town with great views out over the Firth of Forth and North Sea, loads of sandy beaches and great seafood restaurants, as you may guess. North Berwick is also surrounded by some of the best golf courses in the world. In simple terms, North Berwick is worth visiting at any time of the year.
Nonetheless, today we are looking at the Fringe By The Sea, a festival that is in its 5th year this year, and now attracts large crowds to see some big names perform. The festival is multi-art with musicians, dancers, poets, speakers, artists and other performers putting on more than 70 gigs at various venues over the 7 days (6th August to 12th August 2012).
This year’s big name artists and speakers include Iain Banks, Tam Dalyell, Emily Smith, Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, and The Manfreds.
If all the reviews I hear are true, as I’m sure they are, then the Fringe By The Sea will be a fantastic festival. As the festival runs at the same time as many of the Edinburgh Festivals, the Fringe By The Sea may be a good reason for locals and tourists to escape the city and relax by the sea surrounded by excellent entertainment.
As Fringe By The Sea is becoming very popular then if you do intend to stay in or near North Berwick please check out our Hotel Deals in North Berwick for the lowest online room rates guaranteed.