Articles Tagged ‘Edinburgh Castle’

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh

Celebrate World Heritage Day in Edinburgh April 14, 2011 | Events | Read More
Monday, April 18 is World Heritage Day, which celebrates cultural and national heritage sites throughout the world that hold universal value. Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns are on the UNESCO 911 property list, and recently they were named the most recommended World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom...

Top 13 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh

Top 13 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh November 23, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Love visiting Edinburgh but don’t know much about it? We’ve compiled a list of the top 13 most fascinating facts about Scotland’s capital. 1. Historical Fact: Edinburgh’s nickname, Auld Reekie (Old Smoky), marks an era when the city’s buildings and crowded homes burnt a lot of coal...

Spotting Prince William and Kate Middleton in Edinburgh

Spotting Prince William and Kate Middleton in Edinburgh November 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement this week, and now the world is eagerly awaiting their royal wedding next year. You can say that Scotland brought them together: the happy couple met during their studies at St. Andrews, which is just an hour train ride away from Waverley...

A Family Affair: Kid-Friendly Edinburgh

A Family Affair: Kid-Friendly Edinburgh November 8, 2010 | Kid Friendly | Read More
We present our latest guide: Family Fun in Edinburgh, featuring great activities that children of all ages will enjoy. Download and print the guide for free! For now, here are the highlights: Edinburgh Castle What kid wouldn’t love exploring Edinburgh’s iconic fortress, with its twisting...

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....

Sun Over Arthur’s Seat

Sun Over Arthur’s Seat June 25, 2010 | Romantic | Read More
Looking to set the mood for a romantic date? Take your love to watch the sunset from Arthur’s Seat: If you can handle the climb, you’ll get some beautiful shots of the castle and city centre:

The Best of Edinburgh: The New Town

The Best of Edinburgh: The New Town June 10, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Tired of staring at ancient fortresses and Gothic cathedrals? Then take a walk through Edinburgh’s New Town to peruse the city’s  more  “contemporary” attractions. Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens Princes Street at Hogmany If the Royal Mile is the life vein of...

Concierge Picks for Edinburgh

Concierge Picks for Edinburgh May 21, 2010 | Food, Hotels, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
No one knows a city better than a hotel concierge. We’ve asked Gareth Chess, the receptionist/concierge for The Royal Terrace Hotel, to give us his top picks for an authentic Scottish night out in Edinburgh. Where do you send visitors when they want to have a drink close to the hotel? There’s a...

Bonnie Old Dùn Èideann

Bonnie Old Dùn Èideann May 20, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
“Let me tell you that I love you That I think about you all the time Caledonia, you’re calling me, now I’m going home” It is very rare for a song to embody the sentiments of an entire nation. Caledonia by Dougie MacLean does just that. Published in 1979, it has become the unofficial...