Surrounded by steep cliffs and dense woodlands and proudly flying the Union Jack flag from its ramparts, Stirling Castle is an imposing sight, looking out over the medieval Old Town of Stirling. As one of Scotland’s biggest and most important castles, and easily accessible from the capital, visiting Stirling Castle from Edinburgh makes a popular choice for a day trip, and there’s plenty to discover on a castle tour.
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February 18, 2015
From its historic port, looking out over the Firth of Forth, to the waterfront bars and restaurants dotted along the banks of the Water of Leith River, Edinburgh’s Leith district is one of the capital’s most picturesque neighborhoods and offers a tranquil alternative to the hilltop city center. Located just north of Edinburgh’s UNESCO-listed Old and New Towns, Leith is one of the city’s most affluent residential areas, and it’s where locals congregate at the weekends, to meet friends at a waterside pub, browse the city’s biggest shopping mall or dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
February 4, 2015
Scotland’s rugged Highlands, medieval castles and sweeping glens have long inspired creative minds and it’s no surprise that the country makes a hugely popular destination for shooting TV and film. Whether you’re looking to step in the footsteps of your favorite film characters or simply discover Scotland’s larger-than-life landscapes as-seen-on-screen; here are some of the most famous film locations around Edinburgh, all of which can be visited on a day tour.
January 7, 2015
With its medieval castle and haunted vaults, spectacular holiday celebrations and world-famous summer festivals, Edinburgh could capture the attention of even the most hard-to-amuse traveler and there are few better cities for a family getaway. Whether you’ve got toddlers in tow or teenagers in need of entertaining, there are plenty of amazing things to do with kids in Edinburgh – here are some ideas.
December 10, 2014
The UNESCO-listed Scottish capital might be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, but it’s also notoriously one of its wettest, with an average 191 days of rain each year. You might want to pack an umbrella, but don’t let the drizzly weather put you off sightseeing – there are plenty of fun ways to spend a rainy day in Edinburgh. Here are a few ideas.
November 12, 2014
With spectacular window displays and illuminations, later opening times and streetside vendors selling mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, Christmas is the most atmospheric time to enjoy shopping in Edinburgh and whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or looking to sample some delicious seasonal treats, there’s no better way to soak up the Christmas spirit.