Over our years at Craigwell Cottage, we’ve welcomed visitors to Edinburgh in January for many different reasons. We really enjoy meeting visitors who are spending their summer holidays here in January Read more
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
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
It’s very easy to walk to Craigwell Cottage if you are arriving in Edinburgh by train at the main railway station, Edinburgh Waverley. The main thing to remember is that you need to exit the station by the Calton Road exit. Read more
As you walk up the Canongate, one of the local Museums in the Canongate section is in glorious colour following a refurbishment back in 2012, and it’s well worth a visit to see what is on offer at the Museum of Edinburgh.
It’s only a very short walk from Craigwell Cottage. If you’re interested in the history of the development of the city of Edinburgh, I’d recommend the exhibit called Foundation Edinburgh – the Story of a City. Entrance to the Museum is free, but donations are of course welcome!
If you’re in Edinburgh on a family history trip because you want to see the place where ancestors of yours lived, then the Museum of Edinburgh would be an ideal starting point as there is a good range of different items on display covering social history – from wooden water pipes to ceramics; a shiny display of the silversmith’s art to stone carvings salvaged from buildings in the local area. There is an area where younger members of the group can enjoy dressing up in clothes from olden times, and drawing, crafts or sitting in the quiet area reading one of the books about local stories.
We recommended a visit as something to do on a rainy day in Edinburgh, but it’s definitely a place to visit even if it isn’t raining!
Claire’s Nursing Station at Tranent
For the benefit of Outlander enthusiasts who have read the series of books by Diana Gabaldon, we’ve been looking at the books with an ‘Edinburgh Eye’, finding places and things around Edinburgh to interest the hardiest of Outlander fans. Read more