When asked to provide “Tip from the Locals” for a website writing about things to do in Edinburgh in January, I thought long and hard about what to recommend. Ideas sprang to mind, like exhibitions, galleries, cafés to visit, museums and more.
One thing which I love to do on holiday is to read literature about where we are visiting. Not guidebooks, but fictional literature set in a particular city or county. Think EM Forster’s “Room with a View” when visiting Florence, or Patrick Gale’s “Notes from an Exhibition” when in Cornwall, and you’ll understand what I mean. Read more
We’ve come up with a list of attractions at the foot of the Royal Mile & The Canongate within an easy walking from most hotels, guest houses or self catering based the city centre. 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.
Ideas for Visiting Edinburgh with Young Children
A number of visitors to Edinburgh are travelling with young children. We thought it would be a good idea to put together some ideas of activities which would suit a family with small children holidaying in Edinburgh. Read more
As you walk up the Canongate you will find the Museum of Edinburgh is glorious colour following a refurbishment back in 2012. It is well worth a visit. Read more
When you’re on holiday, visiting our local pubs might be on the agenda, whether as a means of grabbing a quick refreshment on the way to do something else, or as a destination for an evening with friends or to listen to music.
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 – except Christmas Day, so whichever time of the year you visit Edinburgh you’ll be able to pay a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. You’ll find admission charges here. Read more
Rosslyn Chapel and a Walk in to Edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel is located on the outskirts of the city. It attracts a great many visitors every year. Some prompted to make their trip because they have read about it in Dan Brown’s book “The Da Vinci Code” Read more
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