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.
Today we’re celebrating the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most famous poet and our National Bard. All over the world Burns Suppers will take place in his honour, even if this year they are mainly online. Burns visited Edinburgh on more than one occasion and stayed several months. Discover some of the places and people connected with him in the city.
Beautiful festive lights add Christmas sparkle and cheer to the streets, monuments and buildings. Along with the glitz and dazzle there are stories to discover too.
To celebrate the re-opening of Edinburgh Castle at the beginning of August, here are some incredible facts about it. How many do you know?
This month Edinburgh is unlocked, ready and waiting for you to explore. There’s never been a better time to discover its highlights and secrets. Take advantage of being able to tour the city without the usual summer crowds.