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.
Tips for a great day out at Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh Zoo is a firm favourite on a visit to Edinburgh no matter what age you are! It’s open every day of the year – including Christmas Day, so whenever you stay at Craigwell Cottage, you’ll be able to pay a visit to Edinburgh Zoo during your stay. You’ll find admission charges here. Read more
It’s very easy to walk to Craigwell Cottage if you are arriving in Edinburgh by train at the main railway station, Edinburgh Waverley. The main thing to remember is that you need to exit the station by the Calton Road exit. Read more
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 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 Year of Food and Drink.
We’ve come up with a list of attractions within an easy walk of Craigwell Cottage. So head out to enjoy these attractions in your local area. Read more
When our son is asked to recommend his top things to do on a day out in Edinburgh, a visit to the Camera Obscura on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile is always near the top of his list. He’s been recommending it to incoming guests at Craigwell Cottage since he was five years old, and shows no sign of getting tired of making repeated visits there. Read more
If you’re planning a trip with the family to Edinburgh at Easter, we’ve put together a short list of ideas for your stay to help our Craigwell Cottage guests who are travelling with 2 children. Edinburgh has a lot to offer the visitor and you will never be stuck for something to see and do. The problem is there is so much to choose from. Read more