Top ten things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Royal Mile by Martin Pettitt

by admin on October 23, 2012

in Edinburgh,Scotland

Edinburgh offers itself neatly packaged to the tourist – tartan shops, bagpipes, the Castle and haggis for tea – a nice little ersatz taste of Scotland.

But to get the most out of the city, you need to go a bit further – wander around the back streets or take a hike up the hills or spend some time in the museums.  Here are my top ten favourites: [click to continue…]


Edinburgh Fringe 2012

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The Edinburgh Fringe is a 3 week festival that happens in Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, every August. It is the world’s largest arts festival. In 2011 the festival lasted 25 days, with over 2,500 international shows from 60 different nations, spanning across 258 venues. It shows no signs of slowing its pace or decreasing its […]

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Best Hotels in Edinburgh

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Stylish yet down-to-earth, Edinburgh is an absolute charmer for virtually any purpose. Its medieval cobblestone alleys transform the city into a magical wonderland which is overseen by the amazingly cool castle that perches overhead. Nature also plays its part in making Edinburgh a great place to visit, especially the Princes Street Gardens that wind through […]

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A Weekend in Edinburgh – What to see and do

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To the uninitiated, Edinburgh inevitably conjures up associations with its vibrant annual festival, an improbable national diet of shortbread, malt whisky and haggis and a male population that dress only in kilts, sporrans and tam o’shanters. Edinburgh undeniably and shamelessly caters for its visitors, but this city jewel in Scotland’s crown crams in so much […]

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