Some may argue that throughout August the population of the city doubles every night, and while there’s no definite way of knowing if indeed we get close to one million people becoming Edinburgers for the month, there’s no denying that the Fringe is the most popular time of year here in Edinburgh.
Are you visiting overnight for the festival, or need somewhere in the heart of the capital to call home for a few nights while you see some of the shows around town? Make Fraser Suites Edinburgh your first choice for accommodation in Edinburgh for the Fringe.
We have different room types to suit all guests and provide the perfect location just off the Royal Mile to make sure you don’t miss any shows you’ve had your eye on.
To make the process even easier, we’ve compiled all the essential information you need to know about staying in town throughout Fringe 2019 and how to get to key venues from your room at Fraser Suites.
When does the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 show take place?
The festival takes place from Friday 2 Aug 2019 – Monday 26 Aug 2019.
It ends on a Bank Holiday weekend and is usually when the city is busiest with visitors.
How can I get tickets to Fringe events?
The easiest place to get tickets is via the official Fringe website, where you can also see complete event listings.
Can I buy tickets in person?
Yes. Many shows do sell out in advance, but you can still buy tickets on the day for many shows. The main Fringe Box Office is located at Old Assembly close on High St, 150 metres away from the hotel.
How can I get to the Edinburgh Fringe from Edinburgh Airport?
For guests flying in, it is quick and easy to get into town.
The Airline 100 bus runs non-stop from the airport, with a bus every 10 minutes at peak time leaving passengers off at Waverley Bridge, a 4-minute walk from our front door. Bus tickets are £4.50 for a single, £7.50 for a return.
There is also a tram link that operates from 6am – 10pm every day and leaves passengers in the city in around 30 minutes. Tram tickets are £6.00 for a single, £8.50 for a return.
How close are some of the main Fringe venues to Fraser Suites Edinburgh?
With our central location, it is incredibly convenient to get to most of the major venues. And because Edinburgh is a walking city, you can get from show to show in no time at all.
In terms of how long it would take to get to a venue from your suite, average journey times by foot are:
- Assembly George Square Gardens – 11 minutes
- The Stand Comedy Club – 13 minutes
- George Square Theatre – 14 minutes
- Pleasance Courtyard – 12 minutes
- Gilded Balloon Teviot – 8 minutes (via George Bridge)
- Traverse Theatre – 12 minutes
- Assembly Rooms – 10 Minutes
Where can I find accommodation near Edinburgh Fringe 2019?
Our location is arguably the best in town when it comes to Fringe season. From St Giles Street you can easily go to any venue around the Old Town, and we’re right by North Bank St, so you walk down into New Town in no time at all.
If you’re only staying for a night or two, we do suggest taking a look at our classic deluxe suite or studio executive. These fully furnished suites have their own kitchenette, entertainment system and free Wi-fi.
For anyone visiting Edinburgh on an extra special occasion, one of our bespoke luxury suites makes for the perfect surprise hotel suite. We have three on offer that will see you get some of the best views from a hotel suite in the city, as well as your own private balcony.
Can I get a deal on a hotel suite during Fringe 2019?
While we are expected to be very busy throughout August, if you already know what dates you’ll be visiting, take a look at our offers page to see what advanced deals we have for guests.
Looking for more events in August?
Then read our blog post "The most exciting events in Edinburgh throughout August 2019" to find out more what is happening during this month.