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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...

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack July 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Ready to visit  Scotland? Heed these packing tips: Must Have Items for the Winter: A warm coat , scarves, gloves and a fuzzy hat or earmuffs, as the temperature can get below zero degrees Celsius. Think of it this way, at least you’ll come prepared to throw snowballs in the Meadows. Leggings...

A Furry Good Time: The Edinburgh Zoo

A Furry Good Time: The Edinburgh Zoo July 16, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Not sure how to embrace the warm summer weather? Why not visit the Edinburgh Zoo to see some very adorable (and ferocious) animals. Budongo Trail Families of all ages are welcomed to Edinburgh Zoo. Hop onto one of the zoo buses and spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Edinburgh...

Hungry on Your Roadtrip? Choose from Three Delicious Snack Options

Hungry on Your Roadtrip? Choose from Three Delicious Snack Options July 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
While in Edinburgh you may wish to take a day trip to many of the wonderful places beyond.  And if you do, you may want to take a meal with you to keep you going. Here are 3 delicious options for a snack/meal for your roadtrip: The “Sweet Tooth” Option, the Slightly Healthier Option and...

International Film and Old Town Festival Launch

International Film and Old Town Festival Launch June 17, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
What do Sean Connery, America Ferrera and Nick Hornby have in common? They are all in town for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Edinburgh International Film Festival: An outdoor screening The festival, which opened today with a red carpet gala, will run for the next two weeks from June 16-27th....

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...

The Best of Edinburgh: The Old Town

The Best of Edinburgh: The Old Town May 26, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
As promised, over the next few weeks Alex and I will describe in detail the layout of Edinburgh and the city’s major sights and attractions. These “Best of Edinburgh” guides are designed for first-time visitors to the city. So sit down, relax and let us help you plan your next vacation. Edinburgh...

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...
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