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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. © 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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  6. 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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  7. Santa’s Grotto (c) Lloyd Smith

    5 Reasons You Have to Visit Edinburgh’s Christmas

    Everyone knows all about Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay celebrations. This nefarious party swirls through the capital for days on end and is a massive draw for Scots and overseas visitors alike. But what about Christmas in the Scottish capital? Have you even heard of Edinburgh’s Christmas? Edinburgh’s Christmas as an event is a much more recent creation than the Hogmanay extravaganza,…

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  8. Marion, Mohammed and Guisers © Scottish International Storytelling Festival

    Scottish International Storytelling Festival

    Everyone loves a good story and this October there will be even more stories swirling around the Scottish capital than normal. This UNESCO City of Literature will be bursting with creativity and narratives as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival explodes into town. This literary extravaganza – which has been running since 1989 – will bring a wealth of stories to Edinburgh’s ancient…

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  9. Slainte, Surgeon’s Hall © Wullie Marr, Tel: 07989359845

    Slainte – Edinburgh’s Newest Scottish Experience

    Slainte is the one word of Gaelic that every Scot knows and indeed every visitor to the country seems to learn. It is fitting then that the thrilling new experience at one of Edinburgh’s grandest venues is named after this heart warming toast. Welcome to the Slainte Scottish Experience, a brilliant new entertainment and dining extravaganza that is breathing vibrant…

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  10. New Clip ‘n Climb at EICA: Ratho

    If being the largest indoor climbing arena in Europe and one of the world’s top climbing centres was not enough the EICA: Ratho has just upped the ante again. Literally. Anyone from 8 to 84 is welcome – even those without any experience – to enjoy the brilliant new Clip ‘n Climb experience that I have just taken my young…

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  11. Edinburgh’s Foodie History Trail

    I’m in Edinburgh dining like a medieval peasant. I’m at the award winning seafood restaurant Ondine in the UNESCO World Heritage list Old Town enjoying the pleasures of oysters washed down with something alcoholic. It’s a menu that my predecessors would have been familiar with centuries ago in the riotous old ‘oyster cellars’ of Edinburgh at a time when the…

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