If you are a creative soul like me, then Scotland is the place to visit this month. For three whole weeks, Edinburgh is brought alive by some amazing artists and you can immerse yourself in the creativity of the Edinburgh Fring Festival.
People travel from all over the world to be a part of the Fringe and it also attracts lots of crowds. It is a very special event and well worth enjoying during the long summer days and nights.
I have friends in Scotland who make it the highlight of their summer holiday and it is chance to catch a glimpse of some of the best up and coming talent.
Different artists and performers host shows during the Fringe and you can watch newcomers, but also see some big names and established performers as well.
It is really fun occasion for students to enjoy with friends. Although it appeals to all different age groups to be honest. Families visit and there are shows that are especially for kids.
The type of arty performances that you can watch include theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events. The comedy is a real treat I think, but there is a lot on offer to suit all types of audiences.
Scotland is also very beautiful at this time of year. A visit to the Fridge could form part of a bigger tour around the country. The Queen usually spends her holiday in Balmoral at this time of year and the countryside is very popular for walking and mountain biking.
The countryside is some of the most beautiful that you can find in the UK. I always think that the views are very special because they are often so remote. Far reaching hills, woodland paths, peaceful lochs are all waiting to be enjoyed in Scotland if you like to go hiking. It is also nice to go to this part of Britain in the summer, when the weather is calmer and there is less chance of rain and snow spoiling your experience and the vista!