Make sure you get the best out of your trip to Edinburgh, whatever time of year you come. Here are some of my insider tips to help you plan and make the most of your city break.
This year we are celebrating Scotland’s ‘Year of Stories’. What better place to discover historic myths and legends than on a tour in Edinburgh? Find out two of Edinburgh’s most popular historic stories.
Tomorrow morning the clocks go back, so we’ll all have an extra hour in bed. There is one clock however you might not want to set your watch by if you’re in Edinburgh. Traditionally the large clock on the tower of the Balmoral Hotel is (nearly) always 3 minutes fast. Find out why.
Scotland has always been steeped in myth and legend going back to ancient times and much of its folklore is connected with its flora. So with the Rowan trees ablaze with vibrant red berries and nature’s larder now taking eye-catching centre stage this month, here are some of its links with folklore and Edinburgh.
Today marks the 250th birthday of Sir Walter Scott. Born in Edinburgh he found world fame as a literary star. Discover 6 connections with the author in his home-town of Edinburgh.
Scratch the surface of any of Edinburgh’s traditional buildings and tenements and you’ll soon discover what lurks beneath! Even behind the most unassuming exteriors, there are surprising stories and hidden tales connected with their past residents. In the first of this ‘Inside Stories’ series, find out about the people who lived behind some of the city’s historic front doors.