I'm travelling with my parents to Scotland, and it turns out that we're landing in Edinburgh smack in the middle of the International Festival. Could someone tell me if the crowds are truly overwhelming? -- we are considering staying outside the city to avoid the crowds, but my parents have never been, and this might be their only chance to see the sights of that marvellous city. But at 84 years old (parents, not me!), I need to have a sense of the level of crowds, and the intensity of the partying at night so I can best know how to plan!!!
Chantal from Canada