Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh 2019 - Top 10 Romantic Things to do

Edinburgh is a romantic city – albeit a windy, chilly one at this time of year, once Valentine’s Day comes around. With its cobbled streets, mysterious, twisting closes (a Scots term for alleyways) and ancient buildings steeped in stories, it is a city full to bursting with plenty of things to do when it comes to romance and mystery. The city of Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and, for a few years at least, Robert Burns, it’s a place where the imagination can run wild and where the streets teem with life and activity.

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Edinburgh Pantomime at Christmas in December

There is some debate as to when pantomimes actually began: some historians say that they were introduced to England in the early 18th century, others reckon that it wasn't until 1804 when Cinderella was performed at Dury Lane, London. Regardless, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the pantomime. And, if you're in Edinburgh for the festive season, there's quite a choice.

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Edinburgh New Year's Day 2019 - Things to do & Events

If you're in Edinburgh over Hogmanay and the New Year, 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 New Year 2019.

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Edinburgh Christmas Market 2018 - Ice Skating Rink & Dates

Christmas is a magical season, Edinburgh is a magical city, put the two together and you’re in for a memorable time. Despite the freezing temperatures, locals and visitors alike enjoy everything the city has to offer, especially the various Christmas markets.

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Dobbies Santa Grotto in Edinburgh at Christmas 2018

I don't actually own a garden but that's never stopped me enjoying a visit to the Edinburgh branch of Dobbies Garden Centres. And in December there's all the more reason to visit, because Santa will be there most days up until Christmas. For £11.99, bookable in advance at Dobbies Online youngsters can have a chat with Santa in his grotto at Dobbie and get a wee present to take home.

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Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2018 - Menus & Restaurants

Andy Williams told us “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, but I’ll bet he didn’t have to do the washing up. How about leaving the dirty work to somebody else this Christmas, and enjoying your festive feast in one of Edinburgh’s favourite eateries. I’ve done the digging to find out who’s opening their doors on Christmas Day, so here are my top picks for this year:

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Edinburgh New Year Street Party - Hogmanay Tickets 2018

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

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Best Edinburgh Underground Ghost Tours - Free Haunted Walks

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. With a range of underground walks and the best ghost tours, Edinburgh is the Ideal destination for ghost hunters, thrill seekers and lovers of folklore. Considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the UK, 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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Buying a Holiday Let – How to own the best holiday rental apartment in Edinburgh

This is a difficult question, and can be answered in many different ways by industry experts. It will obviously depend on your budget and potentially your affinity to certain types of property. But let’s use the example of the “ideal” apartment:

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Edinburgh Tram Map & Route With Stops / Stations Including Edinburgh Airport

It's fair to say that the ‘T’ word has been a bit of a controversial topic with residents. However now that everything appears to have settled down it's clear that the city has warmed to its new tram line. We've seen test runs, an April Fools, and even the rumour of a city centre to Granton extension, but now it's definitely a case of so far so good. The first tram line has introduced 16 shiny new stops, each with their own story to tell, and we’ve got the low down on what’s what along the way.

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