Canongate Kirk

Canongate Kirk

Around the Canongate – focus on Canongate Kirk

Just a short walk up Campbell’s Close from Craigwell Cottage brings you to the Canongate section of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Turn right (uphill) and you’ll find the ancient place of worship, Canongate Kirk, opened in 1691.  Read more

A visit to Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Glen

A visit to Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Glen

Rosslyn Chapel and a Walk in to Edinburgh

Over the years of hosting visitors in Edinburgh at Craigwell Cottage, we’ve had many guests who have gone to visit Rosslyn Chapel, on the outskirts of the city.  They have often been prompted to make their trip their because they have read about it in Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” Read more

Literary Edinburgh – McCall Smith

Literary Edinburgh – McCall Smith

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