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Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh

Whisky Tasting in Edinburgh March 27, 2011 | Nightlife | Read More
Fancy yourself a whisky connoisseur? Join Jolly Toper Tastings for a whisky tasting session at one of the best pubs in Edinburgh, the Tolbooth Tavern, on Thursday, March 31. Jolly Toper Tastings’ mission is to help whisky drinkers try rare, obscure and expensive drams that are usually difficult...

Edinburgh Voted Second Most Family-Friendly City in Europe

Edinburgh Voted Second Most Family-Friendly City in Europe March 24, 2011 | Kid Friendly | Read More
Edinburgh has been named the second most family-friendly city in Europe in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Family awards. Florence took the top spot, while London came in third. The city of Edinburgh This shouldn’t come as a surprise – Edinburgh boasts a wide array of attractions,...

Celebrate Ceilidh Culture

Celebrate Ceilidh Culture March 23, 2011 | Events | Read More
Every spring Edinburgh presents Ceilidh (“Kay-lee”) Culture, a festival that celebrates Scotland’s traditional arts, from music to dance to storytelling. A Ceilidh by the way, usually refers to an evening of Scottish traditional dancing, but here it is broadened to its original Gaelic...

Big Band Night in Glasgow

Big Band Night in Glasgow March 21, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Feel like you were born in the wrong era? Wish you could Jitterbug and Lindy Hop to the swinging sounds of Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington? Here’s your chance: On Thursday, March 31 jive to a 14-piece big band at the Glasgow University Union, located at 32 University Avenue. Admittance is £15...

Get Your Irish On in Edinburgh

Get Your Irish On in Edinburgh March 17, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Not sure how to channel your inner Irishman (or woman) today? Check out these events happening around the city: The Caves: Rock out to Celtic-Irish folk music in this bar-nightclub hidden beneath Edinburgh’s South Bridge. The Caves are part of a series of...

St. Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh

St. Patrick’s Day in Edinburgh March 15, 2011 | Events | Read More
St. Patrick’s Day is this Thursday, March 17th. Instead of celebrating the holiday the usual way (drunk in a pub – don’t deny it!), why not try embracing some authentic Irish culture for a change? Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland is a five-day festival, from March 16-20th, in honour...

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...

Blogging About Glasgow

Blogging About Glasgow February 28, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Starting in March, your trusty Edinburgh local experts will also be blogging about all the great things to do in Glasgow, which is only an hour drive from the capital. So be sure to visit the Glasgow site on NileGuide for insightful travel tips and vacation ideas. Visit the city of Glasgow [Image Credits:...

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...
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