Take a walk in Holyrood Park and climb Salisbury Crags or Arthur's Seat for views of Edinburgh Castle.
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. 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.
Edinburgh is a city that has something to offer everyone. from its rich history and culture to its stunning scenery, there is no shortage of things to see and do on a weekend in Edinburgh.Read more
Edinburgh Vacation. This post covers what the guidebooks don’t tell you. It offers practical information to enable you to plan your trip to Edinburgh. It may even save you money.Read more
Days Out from Edinburgh
When we had our self catering property in Edinburgh I was frequently asked, was there anywhere I would recommend for a day out. There are lots of places that spring to mind however St Andrews is my home town so I have to be forgiven for being slightly bias.
Abbotsford House nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Scottish Borders is a place of literary significance and historical charm. This idyllic location is famed as the former home of Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s most celebrated writers and a literary giant of the 19th century.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.
A day trip to Culross from Edinburgh is a great choice if you’re looking to explore a charming historic village in Scotland. Culross is located on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of Edinburgh. Culross is also the fictional village of Cranesmuir in the hit Starzs TV series Outlander.Read more
Walks around Edinburgh
Here are some walks taking you to places of interest around the city. Some are easy taking only a few hours. Others more challenging. I hope you enjoy exploring Edinburgh on foot.
A walk to Calton Hill from Princes Street is a classic Edinburgh experience and highly recommended to any visitor to the city.
Prepare to be swept away by the city’s charm, its history and its breathtaking views. Let’s lace up our boots and begin.Read more
Nestled within the boundaries of Edinburgh lies a hidden gem, the Water of Leith Walkway, offers a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city. Stretching over 12 miles, this scenic route follows the meandering course of the Water of Leith, leading from the charming suburb of Balerno to the picturesque district of Murrayfield and onward to the shore at the port of Leith. Embarking on this journey is not merely a walk; it’s an immersive experience through nature’s embrace and historical landscapes.Read more
This circular walk to Duddingston Village will take you approximately three hours. Easy walking along established footpaths with a few hidden gems along the way. This route is highly recommended.Read more