Category: Things To Do

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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5 Ways to Enjoy Scotch Whisky in Edinburgh

September 3, 2014

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There are plenty of ways to enjoy scotch whisky in Edinburgh

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.

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Exploring Edinburgh at Night

August 20, 2014

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St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

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.

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Edinburgh in August: Festivals, Events and Things to Do

August 6, 2014

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Edinburgh in August

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.

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Beaches around Edinburgh

July 15, 2014

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If you’re visiting Edinburgh in the summer, you’ve likely planned a schedule of festival shows and all-night partying rather than sunbathing, but the Scottish capital is also located on the North Sea coast and the seafront is just a short journey from the city center. Whether you’re looking to escape the crowds of the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe or just need to cool off from the city heat, there are a number of great beaches around Edinburgh where you can make the most of the good weather.

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Edinburgh’s Summer Beer Gardens

July 1, 2014

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Sip a cool beer in one of Edinburgh's summer beer gardens

With the rainy spring months finally over and festival season hitting the capital, what better way to celebrate the arrival of the sun than drinking with the locals at one of Edinburgh’s summer beer gardens? Despite it’s legendary drinking culture and abundance of historic pubs, Edinburgh is actually not renowned for its beer gardens, so those looking to drink alfresco need to know where to look – thankfully, we’ve provided a round-up of the city’s best outdoor drinking holes.

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