Category: Things To Do

Celebrating Easter Weekend in Edinburgh

March 18, 2015

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Easter Weekend in Edinburgh

With bunny-themed egg hunts and supermarket shelves crammed with chocolate eggs, Easter is a fun time for family activities and in the UK, there’s another cause for celebration – the 4-day Bank Holiday weekend that takes place from the Friday to Monday around Easter Sunday. If you’re celebrating Easter weekend in Edinburgh, make sure to plan ahead and book transport and accommodation in advance, as it can get busy.

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Visiting Stirling Castle from Edinburgh

March 4, 2015

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Visiting Stirling Castle from Edinburgh

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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Exploring Edinburgh’s Leith district

February 18, 2015

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Exploring Edinburgh's Leith district

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.

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Famous Film locations Around Edinburgh

February 4, 2015

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Stirling castle, Scotland

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.

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40 Amazing Things to Do in Edinburgh with Kids

January 7, 2015

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Edinburgh Castle

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.

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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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