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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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Christmas Theatrics with 4 Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

1. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland For over 150 years, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been amazing audiences around the world. This year, the magic comes to the stage of The Lyceum Theatre ...


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3 Festive Things To Do At Edinburgh’s Christmas

By now, the festive festivities of Edinburgh’s Christmas are well underway. The lights are twinkling, the mulled wine is flowing and the Christmas cheer can be felt throughout the city. Whether this...


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5 Dishes To Sink Your Teeth Into This Winter In Our Edinburgh Restaurant

There is no denying there are many great places to eat in Edinburgh. It is one of the best parts of visiting Scotland’s beautiful capital city. Delicious food, fabulous festivals and great historic ...


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Wrapping Up Our Favourite Scottish Christmas Traditions

Believe it or not, celebrating Christmas in Scotland is a relatively new affair. Unlike the rest of the UK, where unwrapping presents and enjoying large feasts was the norm come Christmas day, it wasn...


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Getting To Grips With Hogmanay In Edinburgh

There is no denying Edinburgh is a city famed for its amazing festivals. And while the August Festivals are known the world over, there is only one festival that is truly close to a Scots heart – an...


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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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Jolly Little Christmas Offers In Edinburgh This Festive Season

If there is one thing we Scots know how to do better than anyone else, it is how to celebrate just about any occasion. From festivals and festivities to age-old traditions and long forgotten celebrati...


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5 Things We Love About Winter In Edinburgh

With the long summer days behind us and chilly nights ahead, we know just how tempting it is to head for the covers, snuggle down and wait for the winter months to pass. But with so many wonderful thi...


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10 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh That Are Stranger Than Fiction

1. Good Auld Interesting Facts About Edinburgh One of our favourite facts about Edinburgh is the root of Edinburgh’s nickname, ‘Auld Reekie’. Mistakenly believed to refer to the smell coming fro...


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Edinburgh-isms: 10 Funny Scottish Sayings and Phrases You Will Hear When Visiting Edinburgh

Nothing ruins an Edinburgh vacation quite as much as getting lost in translation. That is because here in Scotland, English can sometimes sound like an entirely different language altogether. So to he...


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5 Horror-ific Haunted Places in Edinburgh Guaranteed To Give You The Chills

1. Edinburgh Castle When it comes to a list of haunted places in Edinburgh, where better to start than with a haunted castle? With a long and bloody history dating back to the 12th century, it comes a...


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