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.
Around the Canongate – focus on Canongate Kirk
The bottom section of the Royal Mile is known as the Canongate. It is here you will find the Canongate Kirk. This is the Queen’s church when she is in residence at Holyrood Palace and was the venue for the marriage of Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne) and Mike Tyndall. Canongate Kirk is an ancient place of worship opened in 1691. 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. 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 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
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.
Wandering around Edinburgh this morning looking for a quiet shady spot reminded me of city walking in Florence – the sort where you move from place to place with frequent stops for coffees and ices. 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
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
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