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
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
Inchcolm Island – Cruising the River Forth on the Forth Belle
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
Easter Holidays in Edinburgh Places to Visit
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
Camera Obscura World of Illusions – A great day out
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 made his first trip at the age of five and shows no sign of getting tired of making repeated visits there. Read more
A Taste of Scotland at the Scotch Whisky Experience
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.
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.
A Visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
The residence of the Royal Family in Edinburgh
A visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse the Royal Family’s official residence in Scotland is one of the highlights of a trip to Edinburgh for many visitors. Read more
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