Edinburgh Travel Tips
Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, has a magic that seldom fails to captivate visitors. Modern sophistication melds with staunch tradition from both ends of the social spectrum to create a unique whole, built in noble stone in the most spectacular of settings. It is no exaggeration to describe it as one of the most lovable, and livable, cities on the planet.
Exploring the city on foot is a delight, and is always punctuated by views: the majestic castle clinging to its volcanic crag, Arthur's Seat like a chunk of the Highlands dropped into town, or the glimmering Firth of Forth.
Famed for their lush greenery, sweeping views, and pristine landscape, the Scottish Highlands certainly live up to their billing. A plethora of picturesque views saturate the landscape, making the ...
The Scots love alcohol. In Edinburgh, their insatiable need for pubs has produced some very nice establishments to visit, including ancient hostelries in the Grassmarket where Scottish folk music ...
In August, the Festival City explodes with arts events and the streets fill with a cosmopolitan melange of visitors high on a heady mix of culture and single malt. Day 1: Old Town and Edinburgh ...
The Scottish Highlands are one of Europe's last great wilderness areas. Some come for the sweep of desolate, rugged beauty guaranteed to take your breath away. Others enjoy taking in the history of ...
Haunted and historic, Edinburgh is one of the best places on the planet to celebrate Halloween in true spooky style. With a history stretching back hundreds of years, plus its towering tenements, ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2011
Whether you're a writer, artist, historian, filmmaker, or crazy bespectacled inventor, Scotland's medieval capital has relentless waves of creativity flowing down every cobblestone alley. Sherlock ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
When packing to visit Edinburgh, put on some sturdy walking shoes. Firstly, the center of town is hilly – Edinburgh is built on seven major hills. Edinburgh Castle sits on top of a dark crag of ...
Even if you’re not a fan of the Da Vinci Code, I urge you to hop on a bus in Edinburgh
and travel those seven miles south to the town of Roslin and the
Rosslyn Chapel. Built in 1446, the chapel ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
With so many sights within easy reach of the Scottish capital, there’s no excuse for only staying in Edinburgh. Whether you want to explore medieval castles or hike in the glens, here are 5 of the ...
Long before digital cameras, smart phones and our passion for photographing everything, Aristotle and indeed the cavemen long before him, used camera obscuras to create images. Using light and ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, October 2012
The Scottish capital might be more famous for its epic four-day street party in celebration of Hogmany, the Scottish New Year, but Edinburgh also hosts some of Europe’s most lively Christmas ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, January 2013
Said to be the city ‘built on seven hills’, historians have long debated which of the region’s many mounts are Edinburgh’s famous seven. Whether you choose to climb the traditional seven or let the ...
Sitting impressively atop the rocky crag of central Edinburgh is the castle. This was definitely a good place to build in those tumultuous times when anyone was likely to attack at any moment and ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, December 2012
With the streets ablaze with Christmas lights and one of the world’s most epic New Year celebrations drawing thousands of revelers to the city, winter makes for an atmospheric time to visit ...
Like any city, Edinburgh is somewhere you can visit and spend a lot of money or somewhere you can explore and discover while spending very little and still having a great time. It’s all about staying ...
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