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’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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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