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Volcanic Ash Disrupts Edinburgh Flights

Volcanic Ash Disrupts Edinburgh Flights May 24, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Drifting ash from the erupting Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has cancelled hundreds of flights in Scotland and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The BBC is reporting that some 400 passengers slept at Edinburgh Airport last night. Ash from the Volacanic Eruption in Iceland If you were planning on flying...

Traveling to Edinburgh on the Cheap

Traveling to Edinburgh on the Cheap February 27, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the summer months when the Edinburgh Festival gets into full swing. Not surprisingly, flights and transportation to here can get pretty pricey. But there are ways for you to keep costs down. Here’s how to find the best deals: Flights First...

The Best Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh

The Best Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh February 24, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Yesterday I published a post on the best hostels in Edinburgh. But if you have cash to spare, consider staying in one of these luxury hotels instead. Here are our favorites: The Balmoral Hotel The Balmoral Hotel The Balmoral Hotel was initially built in 1902, but has been completely refurbished...

The Best Hostels in Edinburgh

The Best Hostels in Edinburgh February 23, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
The Edinburgh Festival is only five months away, which means if you’re planning to visit the city in July, August or September, it’s time to start searching for accommodations now. Trust us, hostels and hotels book up early and fast. If you’re traveling on a budget, check out our guide...

How Not To Be Bored During a Layover

How Not To Be Bored During a Layover November 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you have a long layover and fly into Edinburgh airport and don’t fancy making your way into Edinburgh city centre then why not take a trip to the nearby historic village of South Queensferry. Located just a short ride from the airport, you will find lots of quaint cafes several local bars and...

Desperate for a loo? Here’s what to do…

Desperate for a loo? Here’s what to do… November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Edinburgh City Council runs several public toilets all round the city centre and even outside the city so you should never be caught “Bursting for a pee!”  Some are well signposted, others not so.  However a friendly local will be happy to point you in the right direction. Don't...

How to Dress Like a Local

How to Dress Like a Local October 19, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
No one enjoys standing out as a tourist during their travels abroad. Unfortunately, for most Americans, the white sneakers, fanny packs (which, by the way, means something totally different in Britain – think the opposite side), university sweatshirts and baseball caps are dead giveaways. Besides that,...

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh August 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Unlike London, Edinburgh does not yet have a tube or city wide train system (although a tram system is currently being built and is scheduled to be ready by 2012). So you’ll have to hop on a bus instead. Lucky for you, the Lothian bus company is easy to use and will take you to the four corners...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2 August 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Here’s part two of your guide to seeing the best castles in or near Edinburgh. Download the entire Castles guide for free at the Edinburgh page on NileGuide.com! Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Information provided by Historic Scotland. Situated on the A68 road (3 miles south-east of...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1 August 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hello dear readers! As you may have read in one of my tweets, your Edinburgh local experts are now “officially” engaged (ring and all)! And as you can image, we are already on the hunt for venues in Scotland. It’s always been a silly dream of mine to marry a guy in a kilt in a castle....
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