Edinburgh and Salisbury Crags form the air

A Brief History of Edinburgh

Edinburgh history begins with dinosaurs Edinburgh is a magnificent city, packed with culture, architecture and festivals. How did such a city come about? Why does it exist like it does today? To answer these questions about Edinburgh’s history, we have to go all the way back 350 million years ago to when dinosaurs roamed the […]

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Shops in Edinburgh

Hit the Shops! Edinburgh Shopping Guide

Whether you’re looking for bargain basics, high street must-haves or designer treats, the fantastic shops in Edinburgh have something for you. So, lets take a look at some of the best places to go shopping in the city. High Street Shops in Edinburgh If it’s high street fashion you are after, it doesn’t get better […]

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Places in Edinburgh that inspired the Harry Potter stories

Searching for Harry Potter in Edinburgh Famed for its history and enchanting architecture, Edinburgh was the inspiration for much of the popular Harry Potter stories. Years before Potter-mania struck, J.K. Rowling sat in cafes in the city centre penning a manuscript destined to change the world. Today, visitors to Edinburgh can join the Potter Trail […]

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Fun and Fascinating Edinburgh Facts

10 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh Our city has a long and fascinating history, and today we have a few interesting facts about Edinburgh for you. Some of which you might not have heard before! 1. Good Auld Edinburgh The root of Edinburgh’s nickname, ‘Auld Reekie’, is mistakenly believed to refer to the smell coming from […]

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