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Edinburgh at festival time

The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s largest arts binge and this year celebrates its 70th anniversary. Former resident Guy Dimond has the inside track on where to go for lunch and a ‘wee heavy’

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hungry traveller

IS FEST TIME THE BEST TIME?

If you love the arts, comedy and a good craic, go during the International Festival and its famous Fringe: this summer, that’s 4-28 August. But be warned that a few million other people have the same idea – on peak days, the population of central Edinburgh nearly doubles, so book well ahead for that hotel bargain you were tipped off about. If you prefer less of a bun-fight, go another month.

THE LIE OF THE LAND

Edinburgh is remarkably compact, with countless striking vistas of neo-classical and Georgian architecture. First get your bearings via the two areas defining the centre: the Old Town and the New Town.

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Fire up the barbecue, our globetrotting August issue has burger recipes everyone will love and a spicy North African lamb from Berber & Q. Gather hungry friends for our summer menu from Provence, Olia Hercules’ recipes from Georgia and Azerbaijan, and Eleonora Galasso’s casual Italian supper. GBBO stars feature, too, with Martha Collison’s great bakes and Chetna Makan’s Indian street food. Plus, chill out with our no-cook midweek meals and a pull-out special of frozen desserts.
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