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On Location: Famous Films Shot In Edinburgh

Discover These Great Movies Set in Edinburgh Edinburgh is very photogenic, with its historic architecture, magnificent castle and surrounding natural landscapes. So, it’s no surprise that the city is a popular film location. From modern-day classics to period pieces, our cobbled streets and ancient landmarks light up the screen. So, today we’re taking a look at some […]

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Gravestones in Greyfriars Kirkyard Edinburgh

Old Graveyards to visit in Edinburgh

Historic Edinburgh Graveyards Edinburgh graveyards are fascinating places to visit. You can learn about the lives people led hundreds of years ago from their gravestones. Old Calton Burial Ground was first used in 1718. People buried there include famous philosopher David Hume and scientist John Playfair. The Political Martyrs Monument sits in the burial ground, and you […]

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Skyline of Edinburgh's historic old town

Bizarre Edinburgh: Strange Facts you might not know

A Few Strange Edinburgh Facts  We all know there are plenty of interesting facts about Auld Reekie, but there are a fair few strange Edinburgh facts too. Here are some of our favourites … Home of the World’s Only Knighted Penguin One of Edinburgh Zoo’s resident king penguins also happens to be the official mascot […]

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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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Duke of Wellington and Greyfriars Bobby Statues

Glasgow or Edinburgh: Which City to Visit?

Visiting Glasgow or Edinburgh? Do Both! If you’re planning to visit Scotland, you’ll want to take in the sights of some our fantastic cities. If you can’t decide between Glasgow or Edinburgh, visit them both! At Parliament House, you can enjoy a central stay in historic Edinburgh, whilst being within easy reach of vibrant Glasgow. […]

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Greyfriars Kirkyard at night

Great Myths and Legends of Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is famous for its legends and myths, from spooky hauntings to hidden underground streets. Built on seven hills, just like Rome, Edinburgh’s history dates back centuries. With a castle built atop a volcanic rock and a network of secret tunnels and streets, the city is full of mystery. So, with this, […]

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Spooktacular Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Edinburgh Ghost Stories to tell this Halloween Old ghosts, new ghosts, spectres, poltergeists, ghouls and banshees – you name it, Edinburgh has them all. Our city is known as one of the most haunted in the world. With spooky graveyards filled with tales of tortured souls and wronged victims determined to leave their mark on […]

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What To Do In Edinburgh In A Day?

Princes Street Gardens: Budding With Possibilities Wondering what to do in Edinburgh? There is only one way to start a day in our beautiful city. And that is with a cup of coffee and morning stroll through Princes Street Gardens. Set in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, dividing Edinburgh’s famous Old Town from its striking New […]

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Debunking the Myth of Greyfriars Bobby

The Greyfriars Bobby Story: Fact or Fiction? Today is Greyfriars Bobby Day. So, we’re taking a look at the Greyfriars Bobby story in a little more detail … So the Story Goes … For over a century, the local Greyfriars Bobby legend has been told. As the story goes, a gardener named John Gray arrived […]

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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? Edinburgh Castle has a long and bloody history dating back to the 12th century. So, it comes as no surprise that it holds a few mysteries of its own. Home to a number […]

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