With so much going on in Edinburgh for the festival this summer, why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the Fringe by the Sea. With plenty of entertainment in the form of music, comedy and theatre, there really is something for everyone. And with EasyWays, you can also explore the stunning surrounding areas by completing one of the many walking trails in Scotland!
views out from walking trails in scotland in st andrews

North Berwick

Fringe by the Sea is a festival held in the beautiful seaside town of North Berwick – just 45 minutes drive from Edinburgh. The town is a great escape from the busy city during the festival season, with plenty to do and see for the whole family.

Fringe by the Sea

The line up for this year holds a wide range of artists, with a bit of something for everyone from the 8-14th August. This year, the famous Scottish crime writer, Ian Rankin, will be making an appearance on the second day of the festival, allowing fans of his work to come along and see the writer himself, and maybe even ask Rankin questions about his novels.
As well as appearances from famous writers, there is also the opportunity to see The Classic Jazz Orchestra. The group re-interprets (rather than replicating) classic jazz styles from throughout the 20th century. They cover the evolution of Jazz from 1900 to 1970, providing an entertaining show for people of all ages.
If jazz isn’t your thing, then we are sure that you will enjoy The Hot Seats, a wonderful group travelling over from the states to play a wide range of country, ragtime and bluegrass music. They aim to perform in an entertaining, engaging and funny manor, appealing to people of all ages.
With many more amazing artists to see at the Fringe by the Sea, North Berwick is well worth a visit this summer throughout the festival period.

Exploring the Area

North Berwick is located on the beautiful east coast of Scotland, with many sights that simply cannot be missed when visiting the area. Here at EasyWays we want to ensure you see all that the area has to offer with a number of different walking routes in the surrounding areas of Fife and the Scottish Borders.
Interested in walking trails in Scotland? Our Fife Costal Path allows you to explore the stunning east coast of Scotland between North Queensferry and St Andrews. The walking route allows you to experience a range of dramatic coastal scenery from rocky cliffs to long stretches of sandy beaches – there really is something for everyone. Starting in North Queensferry, the walking route allows you to see the Forth Rail Bridge – a world heritage site- with stunning views across the Forth to the town of South Queensferry before you make your way towards the lovely Burntisland.
All walking trails in Scotland allow you to discover more about the culture and history! The Fife Coastal Path also allows you to explore some quaint towns and villages which are scattered along the coast before you finish your walk in St Andrews. The “Home of Golf” has seven golf courses – including the most famous course in the world. Our fixed price route includes your accommodation for the duration of the trip as well as a delicious cooked breakfast each morning.

Walking Trails in Scotland  – St Cuthbert’s Way

If you would rather explore the stunning inland scenery Scotland and England has to offer, then our St Cuthburt’s Way walking route is perfect for you. One of the many beautiful walking trails in Scotland, the walk starts in the town of Melrose and ends on the Holy Isle near Berwick-upon-Tweed. The route winds through the Scottish Borders and over into England, allowing you to see many historical landmarks as you make your way towards the coast.  Some of the wonderful historic sites along this route include: Melrose Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, the Waterloo Monument and Lindisfarne Castle. Walking holidays in Scotland are always so much fun!
Also, if you would like to discover the other walking routes EasyWays offers and what you can explore, look at our last post.
If you are interested in embarking on a walking holiday, get in touch today.