The view from inside the castle

Royal Mile Walking Tour in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Mile is the most famous street in Edinburgh; it’s packed with visitors and locals at most hours of the day. You might think that such a famous street couldn’t possibly hold any secrets – but you’d be wrong. The Royal Mile Walking Tour is dedicated to revealing the secrets that the Royal Mile does indeed still hold. It shows you some of the coolest hidden spots that are dotted along the Royal Mile.

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July 22, 2015 by
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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Since 1950, the forecourt of Edinburgh Castle has hosted the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Set up to raise money for charity, the Tattoo began with eight items on the programme; this year it will run for three weeks during August, with hundreds of performers representing four continents.

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July 15, 2015 by
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Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Standing proud over the east end of the Royal Mile, the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, at the foot of the vast Holyrood Park, Holyrood Palace boasts a long history dating back to the 12th century and the royal palace remains The Queen’s official Scottish residence.

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July 8, 2015 by
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Edinburgh Haunted Walking Tour

Edinburgh at night

We’re about to spend two hours wandering around Edinburgh as the sun sets, making our way through the city’s highlights…and a few graveyards too. This is Edinburgh Haunted Walking Tour: Mysteries, Murder, and Legends, and I’ve joined to learn about the scary side of Edinburgh.

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June 24, 2015 by
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50 Things to Do This Summer in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

With the world’s biggest arts festival and dozens of accompanying events, you’re unlikely to get bored in the Scottish capital over the summer months, but just in case: here are 50 great things to do this summer in Edinburgh.

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June 10, 2015 by
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Free Summer Events in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh’s summer festivals and Military Tattoo are legendary, but with thousands of people descending on the city over August and prices shooting up accordingly, it can be one of the busiest and most expensive times to visit the city. Not to worry – savvy travellers can still save money by making the most of the many free festivals and events on offer. To get you started, here are some of the best free summer events in Edinburgh.

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May 13, 2015 by
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