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A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle

A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle May 31, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Summer is here, and you’ll probably be looking for interesting excursions to fill your weekends. Why not take a day trip to Stirling Castle? Located 40 miles northwest of Edinburgh, Stirling Castle rivals Edinburgh Castle in magnificence and even importance (Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here...

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras May 30, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Two rare baby zebras that were born three months ago have now made their public debut at Edinburgh Zoo. The adorable creatures are Grevy zebras, a particularly endangered species of zebra noted for its large ears and narrow stripes. There are only 2,000-2,5000 Grevy zebras left on the planet due to habitat...

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...

Smelliest Flower to Bloom in Edinburgh

Smelliest Flower to Bloom in Edinburgh May 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Get a whiff of this – the world’s smelliest flower is set to bloom for the first time ever in Scotland in just a few weeks. And Edinburgh has the honor of hosting the event. The city’s Royal Botanic Gardens was gifted the giant Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, by the Netherlands...

Where to Watch the Royal Nuptials in Edinburgh

Where to Watch the Royal Nuptials in Edinburgh April 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
The wedding of the century is fast approaching. Prince William, future heir to the British throne, and his elegant bride Kate Middleton will wed on Friday, April 29th at Westminster Abbey in London. But you don’t have to travel southward for the big event — toast the happy couple right here...

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival

Pagan’s Delight: Beltane Fire Festival April 25, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
It’s time to celebrate the arrival of summer with Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Society. Every April 30th the charity puts on the visually stunning Beltane Fire Festival, a Celtic fertility procession that typically draws some 12,000 people each year. The May Queen and her white possy And it’s...

Neighborhood Watch: Idyllic Leith Docks

Neighborhood Watch: Idyllic Leith Docks April 19, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Edinburgh’s historic port of Leith sits at the mouth of the Water of Leith on the south shore of the scenic Firth of Forth estuary. For decades it was dismissed as a harbor of ill repute, where prostitutes lured rowdy sailors and the city’s poor lived in rough and squalid conditions. But...

Get Tickets Now for Edinburgh International Festival!

Get Tickets Now for Edinburgh International Festival! April 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Tickets for the Edinburgh International Festival are on sale! Book your tickets NOW for this spectacular three week summer festival that features the best in opera, music, theatre, dance and visual arts from around the world. Hurry, the events sell out fast! Opera: "The Revenge of Prince Zi Dan,"...

Zara Phillips: A Royal Wedding in Edinburgh

Zara Phillips: A Royal Wedding in Edinburgh March 10, 2011 | What's New | Read More
It’s confirmed – there will be a ‘royal’ wedding this summer in Edinburgh! Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, will marry her long-time beau and rugby star Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk on July 30. Although Zara doesn’t hold a royal title (her mother refused honorary...

The Last of the Great British Pubs

The Last of the Great British Pubs March 1, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Yesterday London Local Expert Erin Maury published a great post on the decline of pubs in Britain, which are closing their doors at a rate of 29 per week. But, as she explains, there are still those who enjoy drinking pints in these iconic establishments. She lists several traditional British pubs that...