If you take the George IV Bridge down from The Mile you eventually come to The Meadows, where you might encounter random people Slacklining between the trees:
But it is also home to the Underbelly Circus Hub where two geodesic domes provide space for some more adventurous acts to perform:
Our first night, after collecting Monkey from her performance, we had dinner and went down to see 'The Elephant in the Room' brought to the fringe by Cirque Le Roux. It is a fantastic display of acrobatics under the guise of a strange story about a woman who is killing off her husbands.
We returned later in the week to see 'The Hogwallops' by Lost in Translation Circus. This time acrobatics, trapeze and some amazing juggling were combined with a bizarre story about a man and his banana. It was a wild ride with people, fruit and clothes all flying back and forth across the stage. This one was much more family friendly with plenty of slapstick and silliness.
Up next, my recommendations for places to eat in Edinburgh.
(Tickets for all events can be booked through the Edfringe Website.)