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  • Fordy40
    Shrewsbury, UK689 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible experience. If you’ve never been and have the chance to go then do it (I’m actually going again 2024) it’s that good. The performance doesn’t start till 21.30pm due to the impact of the lighting that’s required. But as soon as it starts and the bagpipes get going oh it’s spine tingling. All the countries taking part have rehearsed and rehearsed even more. Every year they change the theme so different countries will get invited. The show lasts around an hour or just about. Go early as the queues will become in sane. Don’t expect to rush out as there are hundreds of people in attendance. Go if you’ve not been before
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Sutherland
    Edinburgh, UK90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly atmospheric bar, warm and personal welcome, live Scottish music and songs on Tuesday, and most of all the best pint of Guinness in Edinburgh. The bar tender is friendly, a charming character with a beautiful voice when he feels like it.
    Highly recommended
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Mollyshumom
    St. Petersburg, FL208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have been awed by the two Fringe Festival performances I’ve seen thus far in 2023 - “Poof!” about fairies and today’s troubling times is a monologue by celebrated actor Celeste Lecesne at the Gilded Ballon Teviot (Fringe venue 14). “Heaven” at the Traverse Theatre is a moving, beautiful new play about marriage written by Eugene O’Brien and beautifully performed by Andrew Bennett and Janet Moran.
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • Bob50M
    Ayrshire, UK581 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For £27 each we were able to enjoy a full day of watching some of the world's top golfers ( near Gullane) at close range from 9am - 8pm. Free parking ( optional charity donation) and endless activities for all the family at the tented village. Only downside was the food prices which were a RIP off but bring a packed lunch and you are sorted.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • Tina T
    2 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thought we’d spend new year here, never again we’d traveled all the way from Great Yarmouth to spend the evening celebrating as my first year off working, we were hurded like cattle they’d obv let more people in (as apparently my Qr code had already been scannned at another gate 🤔) once your in your stuck drinks are rediculous prices, from 10.30 onwards we literally couldn’t move off our spot people were pushing n shoving to get through some were also getting more aggressive, we stood near some bloke who couldn’t even get to the loos so decided to pee up some other bloke 🤦‍♀️the end of the night we were literally stranded as you need to pre book your taxi 🤷‍♀️but as we wasn’t from the area we didn’t know any road names to do this, we were walking the streets til 2.30am and that was cos I literally had to stand in the road waving cars down NO ONE wanted to take us to Musselburgh premier inn, finally I managed to stop one which charged us £80 for a 9 mile trip, Edinburgh is an amazing place to visit but definitely not new year stay clear
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Aarzoo S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute loved the show! The magic tricks are so impressive and clean, it felt like actual wizardry stuff! So glad to have been a part of it!! Wilf is such an entertainer, absolute class!
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • Nippertripper1969
    43 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overpriced and full of cheap tat at over inflated prices. £12 for a pork cob? Or even better...a hot dog at £9.50. Expensive day out for a
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • trippybops
    12 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on the last day of this, and had booked it as a birthday treat. What a disappointment it was. The information given on Van Gogh's life is short and fairly superficial, then you wander into the main event, the darkened room where his works are projected onto the walls along to various snippets of music. This is where you start to really suspect you've parted with your hard-earned cash for very little in return.

    The projections and music are nice enough, but not really very informative, and definitely don't feel immersive - it's hard not to be distracted by the many folk wandering around, and it doesn't help when the projections regularly shake as people walk across the floor. There were just two or three tiny benches in the room, so if you're elderly or infirm, you're going to have to stand for the half hour or so. Even as a fit and healthy person, sitting on a hard floor for half an hour really doesn't add anything positive to the experience.

    Once the film is finished, you head to the sunflower room - which is just a tiny space filled with plastic sunflowers and mirrors. Again, doesn't feel in the least bit immersive or impressive, and will take you literally five seconds to walk through.

    This is followed up by the chance to try your hand at drawing like Van Gogh in close proximity with lots of other folk, and then a ridiculously overpriced gift shop with low quality products which have clearly been made as cheaply as possible.

    The staff were largely impatient, rude and unsmiling, and only added to the feeling that you'd just walked into a get-rich-quick scam with people who really don't care about your experience or satisfaction.

    What an absolute waste of money - you really would be far better relaxing at home with some nice music on, researching Van Gogh's life and admiring his pictures online.
    Written 18 July 2022
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  • TravelersTogether
    Massachusetts64 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    An expensive waste of time. The variety of food and cookery demonstrations were limited. A lot of alcohol for sale made this less family friendly. We prepaid for three goody bags which were really baddie bags. The bags had cast-offs: Cliff mini energy bars with expiry date two weeks away, chocolate bars that had so little chocolate they were inedible, some pot noodles made from peas, and specimen sized bottles of vinegar and oil. The whole thing really was an insult. For sale: a bunch of over-priced Asian-import tat. Now when you actually consider the food available at the The Royal Highland Show in June….well, now you are talking food. Ironically, the truck restaurants over near George Square, featured at the Edinburgh Food Fair the following week in the run-up to the Fringe, was infinitely better and was of better quality and variety. We will never go to this gimmicky Foodies Festival. It is a commercial rip-off. I have read nearly identical complaints from other cities (and people even received the same junk in their goody bags). Refund please!
    Written 7 September 2023
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