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

Tattoo – Advice for First Time Visitors

Tattoo – Advice for First Time Visitors

As a frequent visitor to the Edinburgh Military Tattoo over the years, our family has got into something of a routine in planning our trips to this amazing spectacle, so when asked for some advice about where to park if coming to the tattoo from out of town, I realised that our experiences probably had enough ‘old timers’ knowledge in them to merit a little article on how we do it.

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Things to do when visiting Edinburgh with a 2-year old

Things to do when visiting Edinburgh with a 2-year old

Ideas for Visiting Edinburgh with Children

Many of our visitors to Craigwell Cottage are travelling with a children, so we thought it would be a good idea to put together some ideas of activities which would suit a family with small children holidaying in Edinburgh. Read more