Best Ghost Tours in Edinburgh

From the winding streets, spooky folklore, ominous underground vaults and eerie catacombs; there is no better place to take in the mysterious atmosphere of spectres and spooky stories than in Edinburgh. An Ideal destination for ghost hunters, thrill seekers and lovers of folklore, the city is considered be one of the most haunted cities in the UK, so you won’t be short on choice when it comes to finding a ghost tour to shatter your nerves and test your bravery!

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Things to do in Glasgow for Kids

Pay a visit to Glasgow and you’re guaranteed to find something the entire family can enjoy. Toddlers or teenagers, rain or shine, Scotland’s friendliest city (officially) has a wealth of interesting experiences to offer, and none of them will break the bank. Here are some of our top recommendations to keep the children entertained: Fascinate them With Tech at the Glasgow Science Centre Kids of all ages, whether they’re science lovers or not, will be enchanted by hundreds of interactive exhibits and attractions. They include a full-dome planetarium, an IMAX theatre with the biggest screen in Scotland, the revolving Glasgow Tower with 360-degree views of the city (open in Spring 2017), and the science mall, which is home to three entire floors of hands-on activities. There are free workshops too. Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA Phone: 0141 420 5200 Let them Loose in Wonder World Soft Play The little ones will find no end of adventure in the city’s biggest indoor play centre. Slides, ball pools and labyrinthine tunnels will keep them occupied for hours, while parents can relax in the on-site café. Perfect for using up some energy on a rainy day. Wonder World Soft Play, 99 Middlesex St, Glasgow G41 1EE Phone: 0141 429 8004 Visit the Animal Kingdom at Tollcross Children’s Farm Children and adults alike will content themselves with Shetland Ponies, llamas, Shire Horses and a whole host of other animals to play with here. There are lots of educational activities to get involved with too, and best of all – it’s free! Tollcross Children’s Farm, The Courtyard, 254B Wellshot Rd, Glasgow G32 7AX Phone: 0141 276 0931 Introduce Them to Riding at Tannoch Stables If they liked the farmyard, they’ll love these stables, set within half an hour’s drive from the city centre. Visitors flock here for friendly riding lessons, hacks for kids, and “own a pony” days. There are arenas both indoors and outdoors, and miles upon miles of country paths to ride on, so it’s sure to be a great day whatever the weather. Tannoch Stables, Palacerigg, Cumbernauld, G67 3HU Phone: 01236 733424 Immerse Them in History at the Hunterian Museum The University of Glasgow is home to Scotland’s oldest museum, which displays a staggering collection of over a million artefacts. They include a real, 2500 year old Egyptian mummy, a prized map of the world from 17th century China, a 330 million year old fossilized shark and all manner of other archaeological, zoological and geological wonders. Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, University Ave, Glasgow G12 8QQ Phone: 0141 330 4221 Intrigue Them With art at the Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre This one’s something a bit different. Located in the heart of Glasgow, the Kinetic Theatre showcases the eccentric creations of sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky – which are made entirely from scrap. Visitors can wander among dozens of weird and wonderful sculptures of every shape and size, which range from mystifying contraptions to other-worldly, dragon-like creatures. Each tell a different story; it’s an experience the kids are unlikely to forget any time soon. Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD Phone: 0141 552 7080 Hit the Beach – Without the Journey You don’t need to head to the coast to play in the sand. Buchanan Galleries’ indoor beach is the perfect setting for sandcastle-building, with slides, climbing frames, buckets and spades scattered around everywhere. There are a couple of sharks as well, although fortunately, they’re not as real as they look. Buchanan Galleries Indoor Beach, 220 Buchanan St, Glasgow, G1 2FF Phone: 0141 333 9898

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Edinburgh Castle Facts & History

There are a number of lesser known Edinburgh Castle facts that we think are very interesting. For instance, did you know that the name Edinburgh Castle can be misleading, since it's not so much a single castle as a complex of buildings from different eras of history. One of these is the oldest surviving building in Edinburgh, St Margaret's Chapel, which dates back to the early 12th century.

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Edinburgh Hogmanay 2016 Events

One of the world’s most renowned New Year’s celebrations, Edinburgh is THE place to visit for Hogmanay...

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Edinburgh Events on New Year's Day 2017 - What's On?

If you're in Edinburgh over Hogmanay, don't worry, the party doesn't end on 31st December. The city's New Year programme has a schedule of events to keep us entertained well beyond Hogmanay itself and into the first few days of the New Year.

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