Category: Things To Do

Romantic Things to do in Edinburgh

February 5, 2014

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Edinburgh Castle.

With its steep cobblestone alleyways, time-honored architecture and dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish capital makes the perfect setting for some old world romance. Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day in the city or enjoying a loved-up getaway, here are some ideas for romantic things to do in Edinburgh.

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Traditional Pubs of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket

January 8, 2014

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Traditional pubs of Edinburgh's Grassmarket. Photo courtesy of lukask via Flickr.

Tucked in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket was once a medieval market place and, more ominously, a site for public executions, but today, the area is one of Edinburgh’s liveliest quarters, crammed with modern bars, historic pubs and vintage shops. Whether you’re looking to tuck into some time-honored Scottish recipes, sip fine ales, or uncover traces of its checkered past remain, the traditional pubs of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket are an atmospheric place to spend an afternoon or evening. There are plenty to choose from, but look out for these 5 favorites.

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Edinburgh in Winter

December 26, 2013

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With the streets ablaze with Christmas lights and one of the world’s most epic New Year celebrations drawing thousands of revelers to the city, winter makes for an atmospheric time to visit Edinburgh.

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Celebrating Hogmanay in Edinburgh

December 14, 2013

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The rest of us call it New Year’s Eve, but in Scotland, it’s known as Hogmanay. By any name, it’s a night to party and nobody knows how to party better than the Scots. The Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations are some of the largest in the world with celebrations spread over 4 days, starting with a torchlight procession on December 30th.

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New Year’s Eve Events in Edinburgh

November 29, 2013

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Bringing in the New Year is done a little differently in Scotland and the Scottish capital is well known for hosting some of the liveliest New Year’s Eve events in the world. Called Hogmanay by the Scots, New Year’s Eve events in Edinburgh are preceded by four days of festivities (a tradition dating back over 400 years), with crowds of 250,000 descending on Edinburgh for one of the biggest and wildest parties of the year. If you’re in Edinburgh this winter, be sure to pre-book your tickets for the main Hogmanay shows or plan your trip around the free events. Here’s a breakdown of the festivities to get you started.

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Win the Ultimate Edinburgh Experience for 2!

November 4, 2013

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Edinburgh contest

See the top sights in and around Edinburgh with our Ultimate Edinburgh Experience! This month one lucky fan will win 2 tickets for two of our top tours. Read on to find out more.

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