Writers Museum Edinburgh

The Write Stuff: Famous Edinburgh Authors

Our Favourite Edinburgh Writers Today is World Book Day. So, we’ve been looking at some of our favourite Edinburgh writers. Learning how they were inspired by our city, and how the city has celebrat...


Ruins of Craigmillar Castle near Edinburgh

Fascinating Edinburgh Palaces and Castles

Historic Palaces and Castles in and around Edinburgh If there is one thing Scotland isn’t short of, it’s castles. Edinburgh Castle may be top of your list, but there are many equally fasci...


May Queen and Green Man at Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh

Visiting the Beltane Fire Festival

If you find yourself in Edinburgh on 30th April you could be forgiven for thinking you’d taken a step back in time. By a good couple of centuries, at least! Because this is the night when thousands ...


An assortment of brightly coloured Easter Eggs.

What’s On Over Easter in Edinburgh?

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh 2019 As spring arrives in the capital our thoughts turn to the next holiday in the calendar. Easter falls on Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April this year. So, lets take a loo...


Hidden Edinburgh: Going Underground

Discover Edinburgh’s Underground City Hidden beneath the streets and bridges of Edinburgh, are several underground closes and chambers. Closed off to the public for hundreds of years, these places r...


Girl on a mobile phone outside shops in Edinburgh Scotland

A Definitive Guide to Edinburgh Slang

For any non-native visitor to Edinburgh, trying to understand the local lingo can be a headache worthy task. What are “Baffies” and who are these guys “Ken” and “Barry” that everyo...


Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in Spring

Spending a Spring Day in Edinburgh

How to Spend One Day in Edinburgh this Spring The days are longer, the temperature is on the rise, and the first buds are beginning to bloom. It must mean one thing – spring is in the air! So, where...


Beautiful evening view of Edinburgh Waverley Station

Visiting Scotland: Expectation V Reality

Home to over 5.4 million people, there’s far more to Scotland than the Loch Ness Monster, haggis and bagpipes. If you’re visiting Scotland this year, you’ve probably heard a fair few rumours abo...


Aerial view of Old Observatory on Calton Hill

Exploring Calton Hill’s New Collective Gallery

A familiar building to anybody living in or visiting Edinburgh, the Old City Observatory is finally enjoying a new lease of life. Left to crumble, the once decrepit ruin has become home to the Collect...


Field of daisys

Edinburgh in Spring: The Next Big Thing

Welcome to Edinburgh in Spring 2019 Our massive Christmas tree and decorations may be down, but we are getting ready for the next big thing here are Parliament House Hotel. Edinburgh in spring! We lov...


Street performing magician in front of graffiti wall

Not-To-Miss Edinburgh Festivals 2019

As we begin a new year in Edinburgh, let’s take a look at some of the must-see Edinburgh festivals of 2019. One for every month of the year! January: Burn’s Night Burn’s Night is an annual c...


Colourful Chinese dragon lantern

Light up your Winter with Dazzling Giant Lanterns of China

If you love animals, mythical creatures and huge lantern displays, then you’re in for a treat at Edinburgh Zoo this winter. The spectacular Giant Lanterns of China returned to Edinburgh Zoo last...


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