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Two arts and cultural festivals held in August

Edinburgh International and Fringe Festivals – Edinburgh, Scotland

Begun in 1947 as a means of promoting peace and unity in Europe after WWII, the International Festival is Edinburgh’s premier arts festival, showcasing some of the best opera, theater and ballet companies in the world. And it was out of this celebration of the arts that the now equally famous Edinburgh...

In commemoration of Sir Walter Scott

The Scott Monument – Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scott Monument, completed in 1844, was built in honor of Sir Walter Scott, author of novels such as Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, and The Lady of the Lake. Surrounding the monument are statues commemorating many of the characters in those novels. Inside, there’s a museum on the first floor, where you can...