The large classic town square has the kind of space that you might expect of an Italian plaza. In other parts of town, this much open space would be a natural spot for performers and punters to gravitate to.

The Festival Square sees a varied use for markets, booths, and as a pop-up entertainment space, has been used for occasional public screenings, Edinburgh Events and Fringe and festival shows. A path found, at the North-West corner of the Square, curves along new office blocks and upmarket coffee shops and terraced bars, built in the traditional neoclassical fashion of the New Town, it provides a quiet shortcut to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Haymarket and Grassmarket.

Getting there

Edinburgh is very compact, which makes it ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle. See below for information about getting to the venue. If you are looking for general advice on travelling within and to Edinburgh, visit our dedicated page packed with useful tips and information.

  • Blue badge parking on Grindlay Street and Cambridge Street
  • NCP: Castle Terrace (6 disabled bays)
  • Haymarket train station 0.7 miles
  • Tram stop at Shandwick Place

Venue accessibility

  • Level access throughout the area
  • If you are a wheelchair user please ask for further information when booking
  • No loop system
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Find further information about the event, facilities, access and transport to Festival Square here.

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Edinburgh Events July 20, 2018 12:58 am
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Great place to take a casual meeting and entertainment space, has been used for occasional public screenings, Edinburgh Events and Fringe and festival shows.