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Taylor Swift in Edinburgh June 7-9

A heads up that Taylor Swift is in Edinburgh with shows the nights of June 7,8 & 9. Accommodation anywhere in or near Edinburgh that weekend is hard to find and extremely expensive.

I figured this out too late, and instead of rerouting and rebooking our 2 weeks to put Edinburgh earlier in our holiday we are just skipping Edinburgh this trip in favor of visiting the stone of destiny at its new museum home in Perth and exploring Stirling.

-sarah

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A number of people are finding out the hard way about this and a few other towns. There was a thread or two a few months ago, but easy to miss. Edinburgh is a bit on the small side for a concert that size. Originally she was only doing two shows, added a third, and all three shows are all but sold out, a few hundred tickets left for each. at a capacity of nearly 70,000, that's 200,000 fans in town over the weekend, the population of Edinburgh is only about 500,000.

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Can't be much left in Glasgow, or anywhere in the central belt with those sorts of numbers... Sheesh!

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Yes Paul - once I knew about it I searched and found the older threads. But now I need not feel so bad leaving til now to book as people were having a hard time booking hotels as far back as August! These forums are always so much help with trip planning. My own oversight for not reading further back before I started booking in all the logistics...

I did find a remote countryside b&b near Stirling that will be great for us - but inconvenient enough for a concertgoer so it was still available.

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It's amazing what a phenomenon Taylor Swift has become. The current tour is one of the biggest in the history of touring music in terms of numbers, and the cultural saturation levels she has achieved (especially in election year... wow) is unheard of, at least for a long time.

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Taylor's tour is the ultimate example of this phenomenon, but not the only one. I would advise anyone planning a visit to Edinburgh to check the schedule for Murrayfield well in advance, as any major music act (especially one booked for a multi-night stand) or major sporting event has the potential to draw crowds that can overwhelm the city's inventory of hotel rooms and drive prices through the roof.

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If the hotels in Edinburgh keep their bars open late after the shows I can foresee scenes of absolute carnage by the early hours. I'm not sure what the common licencing laws are for hotel bars in Scotland at the moment.

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the vast majority of fans going to the Taylor Swift concert will not be staying in hotels as most folk will be either Edinburgh citizens or live within driving or public transport of the concerts.Edinburgh can cope with the city population more than doubling over the whole month of August for the Edinburgh Festival, Festival Fringe, Military tattoo and other add on festivals.