Take a walk in Holyrood Park and climb Salisbury Crags or Arthur's Seat for views of Edinburgh Castle.
Take a look inside Craigwell Cottage, Edinburgh a two-storey cottage which is part of the old Craigwell Brewery. It’s got all you need for a self-catering base in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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You’ll find Craigwell Cottage an ideal location for your stay in Edinburgh – just a block from the Royal Mile, you can park your car or arrive by train or plane and walk all over the compact city centre.
Craigwell Cottage is an upside down house in that the open plan living/dining/kitchen is on the upper floor of the property, with views to the front over Calton Road to the garden of the Veteran’s Residence opposite, and views toRead more
Last-minute short breaks in Edinburgh Short breaks are popular at Craigwell Cottage – either for the weekend, or mid-week stays. As we’re so close to Edinburgh’s main attractions, most of what you want to see is only a short walk away.
On the ground floor of Craigwell Cottage are the two bedrooms – one double and one twin, as well as the bathroom. Craigwell Cottage is equipped to sleep up to four adults
Things to do on a Short Break
On a night in December when the weather outside was frightful, I was delighted to be welcomed to the Scotch Whisky Experience, along with a group of travel bloggers for the Edinburgh Travel TweetUp (#EdinTravTweetUp). The team there made us all very welcome, and had a few surprises for us as they prepared for the Year of Food and Drink.
One thing which I love to do on holiday is to read literature about where we are visiting. Not guidebooks, but fictional literature set in a particular city or county. Think EM Forster’s “Room with a View” when visiting Florence, or Patrick Gale’s “Notes from an Exhibition” when in Cornwall, and you’ll understand what I mean. Read more
With Edinburgh Farmers’ Market on every Saturday throughout the year, our weekend break guests are in for a treat when they stay at Craigwell Cottage. It’s a great place to sample the best of local food and drink, and meet some of the producers to find out more. Read more
January is a busy time for holiday home owners as people start to prepare their holiday plans for the year. Some people start their Edinburgh trip planning early, booking a year or more in advance for popular dates, Read more
On the Outlander Trail from Edinburgh
For fans of Diana Gabaldon's series of Outlander books, now a major TV Series on Starz Network, we've selected some ideas from the books to help you with a self-guided exploration of central Scotland's film locations.
Visit Outlander Filming Locations
In the early 1990s, the author Diana Gabaldon started to publish what would become a long-running series of novels which are initially set in Scotland, which would introduce her readers to different periods of history; to romance and time travel. Read more
Top Tips for Outlander Fans in Edinburgh
If you’re a fan of the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon, you may be planning a trip to Scotland to find out more about the land which inspired your favourite characters. Read more
A Sketching trip to Culross with the National Trust for Scotland
When you’re on holiday it’s a great time to slow down a little and try your hand at a hobby you don’t usually have much time for, such as sketching. Read more