Edinburgh Festivals

Every August millions descend upon Edinburgh in search of the International and Fringe Festivals, however there’s a lot more to Auld Reekie’s festival season than meets the eye.  Everything from Blues to black pudding is covered in a summer of eclectic celebrations, and all are well worth a visit. I’ve put together my definitive guide to five of the top alternative Edinburgh festivals. All dates and acts correct for 2014 programs.    

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We love to be by the seaside... a guide to some great beaches in Edinburgh

After the beautiful, sunny weekend we have just had it is difficult not to get ahead of yourself and start thinking of ways to spend your days basking in the sun, especially after last year’s summer! After the news that 54 of Scotland’s beaches have been given “excellent water quality ratings” by the Marine Conservation Society’s “Good Beach Guide 2014” it seems like a sign to shout about the wonderful beaches near and around Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh's top alternative museums and informative attractions

Edinburgh has an almost unlimited selection of fantastic museums and art galleries to suit each visitor and resident alike. However, it also boasts a wealth of slightly more unusual attractions that can sometimes go missed. Fear not, for we have a run down of our top five alternative museums and informative attractions in Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh's top five regular markets

Perhaps one of the greatest features of a holiday apartment is freedom in the kitchen, allowing a bit of break from pricey meals out every night. Edinburgh has a fantastic range of farmers’ and food markets every weekend, giving you access to some delicious local produce to have your wicked way with. Any bargain hunters in your group will be equally as pleased with the second hand car boot sales and flea markets on offer. I’ve put together a guide to Edinburgh’s top five regular markets.

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Spring has nearly sprung - make the most of the sun and explore Arthur's Seat!

Slowly but surely, we are beginning to see a positive change in the weather; from murky, dreich conditions to lighter and warmer forecasts. Now is the time to start thinking about outdoors activities and getting out and about in nature with family and friends. One excellent choice, which sits waiting for you, in the heart Edinburgh is the world famous Arthur's Seat. You have no excuses about this trip being 'difficult to get to' or 'too far away' if you are staying in the city, so get off the couch and get exploring!

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