With the recent referendum over Scottish independence making headlines around the world (for those who missed it, the Scottish people voted to remain part of the United Kingdom), the Scottish government has found itself thrust into the spotlight and the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh has been at the center of the action. As the first official, purpose built home of the Scottish government, the Parliament building was seen by many as the first step towards Scottish independence and since it opened its doors back in 2004, it’s welcomed over 2 million visitors.
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October 15, 2014
October 1, 2014
Scottish cuisine is hardly renowned for its decadent desserts, but don’t be fooled by its whisky-drinking and haggis-eating reputation – Edinburgh also nurtures a seriously sweet tooth and the city is full of candy stores, bakeries and cafes.
September 17, 2014
Whether you’re exploring the sights along the famous Royal Mile or taking in the views from the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, you’ll never be short of things to see and do in Edinburgh. But like many of Europe’s great cities, there’s much more to the Scottish capital than most tourists get to discover, so once you’ve checked off the must-see attractions, spice up your itinerary by enjoying some of the things you can only do in Edinburgh.
September 3, 2014
As ubiquitous to Scotland as haggis and tartan, it would be rude to visit the Scottish capital without sampling a glass of top-quality Scotch whisky and whisky enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to try the National drink. From touring a distillery to browsing the World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, here are 5 of the best ways to enjoy Scotch whisky in Edinburgh.
August 20, 2014
With its eerie cobblestone lanes, crackling neon signs and dramatically floodlit castle, exploring Edinburgh at night is like stepping back in time, and there are few more atmospheric ways to see the city. Whether you’re joining the city’s summer or New Year festivities, braving a tour of underground Edinburgh or spending an evening at the zoo, here are some ideas for discovering the Scottish capital after hours.
August 6, 2014
With its reputation as Scotland’s party capital, there’s rarely a dull moment in Edinburgh, but with a trio of world-famous arts festivals descending on the city and a plethora of other summer events, August is the busiest and most atmospheric time to visit the Scottish capital. 2014 is also Scotland’s Year of the Homecoming and this year’s festivals are set to be some of the biggest and best ever, so for those who are braving the crowds this summer, here’s a rundown of what’s on in Edinburgh in August: festivals, events and things to do.