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On Location: 4 Famous Films Shot In Edinburgh

Since the buildings and landmarks that line our streets haven’t really changed for hundreds of years, Edinburgh is just as beautiful today as it was centuries ago. It is why we are no strangers to s...


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Out and About: Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. The promise of long sunny days are on the horizon, so it is time to lose the layers and head outdoors with some of our favourite walking trails and outdoor ...


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4 Fascinating Castles In And Around Edinburgh

If there is one thing Scotland is never short of, it is castles. And while Edinburgh Castle may be at the top of most Scottish-loving travellers’ must-see list, there are a number of equally fascina...


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Places to Visit in Edinburgh: Make Leith Your Next Port of Call

There is no denying that when it comes to amazing places to visit in Edinburgh, the sky is the limit. But once you have taken in all the sights of city-centre Edinburgh, visited all the wonderful muse...


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Discovering Edinburgh: 3 Must-Visit Museums in Edinburgh

When your city is built in the shadow of a towering castle atop a mighty volcanic rock, you can bet there are a few fascinating stories and unbelievable histories to behold. And like anyone who has wa...


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Edinburgh Street Names: Mapping out the History of Edinburgh

Shakespear said it best. “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose | By any other name would smell so sweet.” Like the fate of the two star-crossed lovers we all know and love, a name in Edin...


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Blooming Marvellous: Edinburgh Festivals In March

As the days begin to get longer and signs of spring blossom all over the city, winter is nothing but a distant memory as Edinburgh buds with wonderful new festivals and events in March. The start of g...


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The Write Stuff: Famous Edinburgh Authors

With a long and successful history in the written word, Edinburgh has come to be known as a renowned city of literature. Romantic, historic and vibrant at every turn, it has been inspiring great liter...


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What The Scott? Why Not To Write Off Scott Monument During Your Stay

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, along Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street, stands a literary beacon like no other – Scott Monument. A giant gothic tribute to one of Scotland’s most beloved writers,...


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Edinburgh Festivals: Not-To-Miss Edinburgh Events In 2017

January: Burn’s Night Burn’s Night is an annual celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Every year, on the 25th of January we Scots celebrate our favourite b...


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Edinburgh In January: A New Year, A New Adventure

What is not to love about Edinburgh in January? The city is hidden beneath the morning mists of winter. A blanket of snow covers the nearby hills. The memory of Edinburgh’s Christmas and Edinburgh...


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Everything You Need To Know About Christmas In Edinburgh

Christmas comes but once a year. And if there is one thing we know how to do, it is Christmas in Edinburgh. On the 18th of November, the Christmas lights go up, the festive festivities begin and the g...


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