The biggest fans of Outlander from Wales (their description) have just spent a weekend following their own “Outlander Trail” from Craigwell Cottage in Edinburgh. They have been reading Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander seriesRead more
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
It was fun investigating around the Royal Mile in Edinburgh using Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager as a guide (see Outlander Exploring on the Royal Mile). So for the next adventure I’ve gone exploring out to East Lothian, down the coast to the east of Edinburgh to find out more about The Battle of Prestonpans, which features in Dragonfly in Amber, the second book in the Outlander series. Read more
The birthday of Robert Burns is most often celebrated with a Burns Supper on the 25 January each year. Although he was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in Edinburgh we have our share of memorials and tributes Read more
As a regular host for the Twitter Chat, #ScotlandHour since mid-2011, it was a pleasure to be invited to share the excitement of the opening of one of the features of Edinburgh’s Christmas and New Year celebrations this year. The Virgin Money Street of Light Read more
A trip to Inchcolm Island on the Forth Belle was a return journey we’d been meaning to take for a while, and with our Historic Scotland Membership we added a landing on Inchcolm Island to explore and enjoy the views. Read more
I’ve wondered if visitors to Craigwell Cottage would take a walk over the Forth Road Bridge, and thought that maybe giving some idea of what to expect might entice some of our visitors to take this thrilling walk. Read more
On a night in December 2014 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 2015 Year of Food and Drink.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about spending New Year in Edinburgh – mainly because we’re usually booked well in advance. We’re all booked up again this year, so don’t delay if you’re looking to bring in 2016 in Edinburgh.