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
Edinburgh Vacation – What You Need to Know
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
Top 5 Things to do on a Trip to Edinburgh
If you want to know what the top 5 things to do on a trip to Edinburgh are, no need to look at Trip Advisor just ask the locals. Here are our top 5 things to do on a city break to Edinburgh. Read more
Waverley Station – Edinburgh City Breaks
Arrive at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station via LNER East Coast for a city break from Aberdeen, Inverness, London, York, Leeds, Newcastle or Durham (or more stations within easy reach of the (LNER East Coast rail links). Read more
Walking the Forth Road Bridge to North Queensferry
I’ve wondered if many visitors to Edinburgh would be interested in walking the Forth Road Bridge, and thought that maybe giving some idea of what to expect might entice you to attempt this walk. Read more
Days Out from Edinburgh
Edinburgh to South Queensferry Walk
Edinburgh to South Queensferry is a 7 mile walk along the cycle paths of North Edinburgh. The route will take you through Barnton, over the River Almond via the Cramond Brig, through Dalmeny Estate and along the foreshore to South Queensferry.Read more
St Andrews a Walking Tour for First Time Visitors
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.
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.
Outlander Connections in Edinburgh – Tobias Smollett
What was Jamie Reading?
I’ve been looking at some Outlander Connections in Edinburgh. The Outlander series is a the historical/science fiction saga by author Diana Gabaldon which has recently been sparking a lot of interest due to the Starz Original television show based on the books. Read more
Inspired by Outlander? Trips to Outlander Filming Locations
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. Inspired by 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.
Circular Walk to Duddingston Village
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
Edinburgh New Town Walk – Easy Walking Tour
This Edinburgh New Town Walk is an easy historical walking tour to the Dean Village, the Water of Leith, Stockbridge and through the streets of Edinburgh’s historic New Town.Read more
Edinburgh Old Town and Arthur’s Seat
If you are looking for a walk through the historic Edinburgh Old Town including a panoramic view of the city then read on. This walk will take you to a lot of Edinburgh’s favourite historical sites. I will give you a guided tour along the way with lots of photos of things to look out for.Read more
Edinburgh Walk for First Time Visitors
If you are heading to Edinburgh it can be difficult to decide how best to start your explorations. With this in mind, we designed an Edinburgh walk for first-time visitors Read more