At Dickins we are all devoted festophiles who absolutely love the Edinburgh Festivals – after all it’s where the business started back in 1998. Edinburgh Fringe accommodation is at the heart and soul of our business, it’s in our blood! Edinburgh is a fantastic place to be at any time of year, but in the summer, as thousands of creative visitors – performers, producers, writers, critics, venue staff and audiences – descend on the city for the largest arts festival in the world, the city takes on an extraordinary energy. The Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe, The Edinburgh International Book Festival and The Edinburgh Art Festival – Edinburgh in August is quite simply the greatest place on earth and we’re so proud to be involved.


We look after a range of Festival Apartments in Edinburgh from studios to luxury Georgian townhouses. All our homes – whether high-end luxury or homely and comfortable – are well-presented, clean and carefully maintained. They can be rented by the week or for the whole run, and are in great locations all over central Edinburgh. Guests who book with Dickins for 28 days or longer benefit from a 20% discount.


Back in 1998 well before the days of websites, when Fringe tickets costs about £5 and you could park anywhere all summer without getting a parking ticket, Louise Dickins started matching festival goers to Edinburgh homes. She set about contacting major venues including Assembly, The Edinburgh International Festival and Gilded Balloon. As the years have gone by our clients and the number of properties we look after has grown and we’re proud that we still look after those same clients from 1998.

Dickins have a fantastic range of apartments and houses in great city centre locations and have provided us with many wonderful apartments year after year.

Jill Jones, Artists Manager, Edinburgh International Festival


Performing in the Edinburgh Festival can be stressful enough, so the last thing you need during your stay is the boiler breaking down in the Airbnb you’re staying in so you can’t wash. Dickins have been doing this for a long time so we understand the pressures of the Fringe and how to take care of high profile guests. If a problem arises before or during your stay, we’ll be on the case to resolve it quickly and if that’s not possible, then we’ll move you to another Festival let. We pride ourselves on being great problems solvers. Working with an established professional agency with great contractors at their fingertips instead of a private individual gives peace of mind – and that peace of mind won’t cost you more either.

We’ve been using Dickins to find Festival accommodation for years. They always find us great apartments but the thing I really value is that when a problem crops up, they are straight onto getting it sorted. That gives me peace of mind.

Lisa White Glorious Management