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
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
A fine day for a cruise on the Forth Belle
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
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
If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this Easter, we’ve put together a short list of ideas to help you get the most out of your trip. If you are a family, couple or a group of friends Edinburgh has a lot to offer the visitor. You will never be stuck for something to see and do. The problem is there is so much to choose from. 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 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.
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.
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
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
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