Have you ever been to Edinburgh or to Fringe Festival?
The Great Exhibition 2012 was there… but first we have some amazing pictures from Scotland...
It is Day 6 & 7 of our journey across the country in a quest to find the Greats of Great Britain and in Edinburgh we definitely found them.
This very festive and energetic city is not only the house of the Fringe Festival and therefore a very welcoming place for anything related to art but, it is one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals, with its many museums and galleries showing a diversity of cultures.
As you may well know the Fringe Festival is perhaps one of Edinburgh’s most famous events. However, this vibrant city is an amazing place with an enormous variety of things to do and visit, that will fit any type of person, any taste, big or small families.
It is definitely a Great of Great Britain!
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From its Castle and Gladstone’s land, from The National Gallery to the Edinburgh Dungeon (for those feeling more courageous), Edinburgh really has something for everybody.
While celebrating Edinburgh and its vibrant & art extravaganza Festival, TGE 2012 Adventure had the great opportunity to met and have a small chat with one of Britain’s Greats – the wonderful Christine Hamilton & ‘The Hamiltons’. What an amazing lady and what an amazing show (interview coming soon on our YouTube Channel)
Although Edinburgh has many, many things to visit and discover, TGE 2012 Adventure was in a quest for the Undiscovered. Luckily, TGE had the pleasure to find it and see first handed some very good talent.
A good example came from Dave Crowe, a young Beat-box Singer in its ‘first ever’ performance.
This is one of our goals – to find the Famous, Undiscovered, Rediscovered: Anything, Anywhere, Anyone of Great Britain and this talented performer is without doubt a good representation of 21st century English talent. Well done Dave Crowe!
Check the exclusive performance from Dave Crowe to TGE 2012 Adventure click here
Check the exclusive performance from Dave Crowe to TGE 2012 Adventure click hereOthers Talents
Well TGE 2012 Adventure spent some very busy days in Edinburgh finding the Greats of Great Britain. The team gave thousands of wrist-bands for The Great Exhibition Live Event in 2012 and found all the things that people in Ediburgh love about their city, region and country.
Things you may not know about Edinburgh:
Did you know that Edinburgh is known as the ‘Windy City’, even though it’s not as cold or wet as some other places such as Manchester or Glasgow?
Or that Edinburgh is ‘twinned’ with the following cities: Dunedin - New Zealand; Kiev - Ukraine; Nice - France; Florence - Italy; Munich – Germany; Vancouver – Canada; San Diego – USA or Xian – China.
Or that Edinburgh has:
1.462Km of roads
20.345 car parking spaces
Over 8000 hotel rooms
Around 33.500 university Students
Around 41.400 students at further Education Colleges
222.020 women as against only196.894 men
And that its Top Ten tourist attractions are:
1. Royal Botanic Gardens
2. Edinburgh Castle
3. Edinburgh Zoo
4. Royal Museum of Scotland
5. Royal Scottish Regimental Museum
6. National Gallery of Scotland
7. Scottish United Services Museum
8. Palace of Holyroodhouse
9. Museum of Childhood
10. Scottish National Portrait Gallery
(Source: Edinburgh Facts and Figures)
Now you know!
We’ve shared with you the things we know. If you haven’t shared yours then what are you waiting for?
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