The front entrance of Edinburgh Castle guarded by Robert the Bruce and William Wallace

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...


Docks of leith at sunset

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...


Statue outside historical archives

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...


Panoramic view of Princes Street in Edinburgh

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...


Wonderful Thai puppets lined up before a show

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...


An open book with characters and plots leaping from the page

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...


Scott Monument and Princes Street Gardens

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,...


Beautiful sunset over Calton Hill

What’s Not To Love About Edinburgh In February?

With its ancient cobbled streets, old historic buildings, romantic gothic architecture, and eerie looming Castle, there is no denying Edinburgh is one of the most romantic cities in the world. And whi...


View of Calton Hill

Our Favourite Free Things To Do In Edinburgh

Attractively Free Edinburgh Attractions No budget? No problem. Edinburgh has a number of fabulously free attractions across the city. Every year, the National Museum of Scotland, the National Gallerie...


Street performing magician in front of graffiti wall

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...


The words "Happy New Year" suspended on a piece of string

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...


Christmas puppets on a wooden background

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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