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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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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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Exploring Medieval Edinburgh

Edinburgh is steeped in history and heritage. Which is why it’s one of the most fascinating and beautiful capitals in the world. You can see Medieval Edinburgh in the city’s Old Town, where preserved historical buildings and streets form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Discover Medieval Edinburgh King David I founded Edinburgh’s Old […]

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The Best Places to Wrap up your Edinburgh Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh Now that November has arrived, it’s time to get your skates on with your Christmas shopping in Edinburgh. From Christmas markets to designer boutiques, you’ll find something special for all your loved ones in the Scottish capital. Charming Royal Mile Start your shopping on the historic Royal Mile and soak up the […]

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On the Hunt For Hidden Gems In Edinburgh?

So, you’ve already visited all the usual things to do in Edinburgh and you’re looking for something a little different? Well, if you’re on the lookout for hidden gems in Edinburgh, we’ve got a treasure trove of secrets to tell. Hidden Gems in Edinburgh Right on our Doorstep One of our favourite hidden gems in […]

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Sometimes Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Edinburgh is an ancient city with more than a few surprising tales to tell. And it’s safe to say that many of its true stories are indeed stranger than fiction. True Stories of Edinburgh So, let’s take a look at some of the most famous criminals in Edinburgh history. Interestingly all called William! But be […]

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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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Street Smart: Mapping out the History of Edinburgh

Historic Edinburgh Streets Since 2017 is the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, we thought we would travel down some Edinburgh streets and share the history that surrounds them. Princes Street: Right up our Street Princes Street is arguably one of the best-known streets in all of Edinburgh. The commercial heart of the city, Princes […]

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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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