Category: Things To Do

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Edinburgh

December 10, 2014

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Don’t let a rainy day in Edinburgh stop you from sightseeing. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Baikovicius via Flickr.

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.

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Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh

November 12, 2014

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Edinburgh Christmas market. Photo courtesy of Katherine via Flickr.

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.

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Win the Ultimate Edinburgh Experience for 2!

November 4, 2014

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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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Touring the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh

October 15, 2014

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Scotland Parliament Building, Edinburgh

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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Edinburgh’s Best Sweet Treats

October 1, 2014

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Tuck into sweet treats in Edinburgh

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.

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8 Things You Can Only Do in Edinburgh

September 17, 2014

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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.

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