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…]


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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Why the UK is a Winter Holiday Wonderland

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If you thought that Britain was purely a summertime holiday destination, then it’s time to think again. There are few pleasures that can match settling in the glow of a proper log fire in a traditional British inn with a hearty ‘winter-warmer’ ale as snowflakes drift past the window…

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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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