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  1. Edinburgh Castle & Princes Street Gardens (c) Robin McKelvie

    5 Reasons Edinburgh is Ace for Families

    As a travel writer I’ve travelled all over the world, but the way I travel has shifted markedly since my children were born. My priorities have changed, as I have to put them first on the many breaks we take every year. I’ve taken them to stay in everything from youth hostels and simple B&Bs through to five-star hotels. There is one category of…

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  2. Fountain Court Apartments – Royal Garden

    WIN a Spectacular Family City Break in Edinburgh

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. Edinburgh is the ideal destination for a holiday with kids, and we’ve teamed up with Fountain Court Apartments to give one lucky family the chance to go on a city break to remember. Win a 2-night stay for a family of up to 4 in…

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  3. Street Entertainment, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Festivals (c) Robin McKelvie

    Enjoying the Edinburgh Festivals with Kids

    As an Edinburgh resident I am a massive fan of the Edinburgh Festivals, which bash on all year long in the Festival City. The most famous, of course, are those held in summer when the world’s largest arts festival and its myriad companions explode into life. I’ve just taken my young children in and here are my tips on how…

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  4. View from Calton Hill (c) Brenda Linskey

    Your Photos of Edinburgh Looking Braw

    Edinburgh for me looks braw at all times of year, but really comes in to its own in the balmier summer months when the long nights and bountiful greenery bring a buzz and an extra layer of charm to this most special of cities. As a travel writer I’ve visited over 500 cities around the world, but genuinely think it’s…

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  5. Haymarket Hub Hotel (c) The Edinburgh Collection

    Haymarket Hub – Edinburgh’s First Hotel with FREE Smart Phones

    If you haven’t been to Edinburgh’s Haymarket quarter for a few years you’ll be staggered by the changes. The area is booming, with the new tram network and impressively revamped Haymarket railway station at the heart of the West End’s renaissance. This dynamic part of the city is the ideal location for the Haymarket Hub – Scotland’s first hotel to offer free…

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  6. The Seriously Underrated Pentland Hills

    When I head out walking from my base in South Queensferry, the great temptation is to just hop over the Forth Road Bridge and bash up to the Highlands. But that is a great disservice to Edinburgh’s glorious Pentland Hills, which I’ve just spent a weekend amongst. If you’ve never been (or not been for a while) I suggest you…

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  7. View of Edinburgh from Craigmillar Castle © Robin McKelvie

    7 Essential Tips for Visiting Edinburgh

    As a travel writer I have ventured to over 500 cities over the last two decades. My home city of Edinburgh, however, has always been high in my ever-changing Top 10. The Scottish capital impresses me with its epic history and both natural and manmade drama. I also love its unerring ability to constantly reinvent itself by tweaking existing attractions and adding new ones to keep things fresh…

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  8. The Royal Yacht Britannia © Marc Millar

    Get Shipshape Aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

    I’ve always had a thing for The Royal Yacht Britannia. On my annual holidays to the Scottish isles as a kid, I’d often see the British Royal Family cruising past on this sleek ship enjoying their holidays too. When I was in Hong Kong for the Handover to China in 1997, I waved her goodbye fearing I’d never see her…

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  9. Vortex © Tony Marsh, www.tonymarshphotography.com

    Competition: Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

    This competition has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website for future competitions. We have teamed up with Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions to give away a whopping three sets of family tickets to this five-star attraction. With six floors of mind-boggling optical illusions, visual trickery and bags of interactive fun, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions…

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  10. © Tony Marsh, www.tonymarshphotography.com

    Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

    It’s an Edinburgh icon, the grand historic camera obscura that sits snugly in a prime spot on the skyline in the shadow of the castle right in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town. As its full name suggests – Camera Obscura and World of Illusions – it’s far more than just a deeply impressive camera obscura. At this brilliantly wacky…

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  11. Dance Ihayami (c) Maria Falconer

    Winter Warmers at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

    Who loves a good story? Something cosy and interesting to warm the cockles at this time of year? Well we’ve got good news for you. The home of Scotland’s stories, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, begins its Winter Warmers season with a celebration of Scottish folk traditions with Play in a Day on Saturday 26 November. This is followed by a…

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