14 Things to do Near Edinburgh - Places to Visit & Days Out Around Edinburgh

You’ve no doubt heard a thing or two about Scotland’s Southeast, with its castles, bogs and golf courses. But there’s much more to the region, especially if you venture on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

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Best Christmas Day Lunch & Dinner in Edinburgh 2019 - 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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Glasgow Music Venues List for Gigs - Top 5

Glasgow is well known for its thriving music scene, with a multitude of venues, bars and cafes supporting the humble musician. Many famous names have spawned from this creative city and built up their careers by gigging in many of Glasgow's top spots. Narrowing the list of the top Glasgow music venues down to just 5 is near impossible, but here are five venues that any keen critic has to visit:

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Things to do in Glasgow With Kids, Toddlers & Babies - Places for Days Out

Pay a visit to Glasgow and you’re guaranteed to find plenty of things to do and see with the kids. Whether it's toddlers or teenagers, in the rain or shine, Scotland’s friendliest city (officially) has a wealth of interesting experiences to offer, indoor and out and none of them will break the bank.

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Things to do with Kids in Edinburgh - Family Days Out Scotland

Edinburgh isn’t normally the first place of you’d think of when looking to take away your kids for a few days, however there’s more than enough on show to entertain the family in Scotland’s capital. Normally a popular city breaks destination for people who want to see Edinburgh Castle, watch the Military Tattoo or check out the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh is also filled with things to keep children happy whilst you’re on a short break. So read on and find out what to do & how much it all costs.

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Best Bagpipe Music & Songs Including Famous Scottish Black Bear Tune

Pipe Bands from all over the world will be playing some of the most famous bagpipe songs whilst battling it out on Glasgow Green at The World Pipe Band Championships this August. The event is definitely one not to be missed by any piping fans! Not only will you be treated to some world class pipping and drumming but there is also Highland Dancing and Highland Games events on throughout the weekend. In honour of this event I thought I would take a look at some of the most recognisable and best loved march and bagpipe tunes known in Scotland.

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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 Fringe Festival 2019 - 2 for 1 Comedy Tickets & Dates

Visit Edinburgh and experience the world famous Festival! Festival season is underway in Edinburgh and it’s almost time for the launch of the largest of the bunch - The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The largest arts and culture festival in the world, The Fringe, sees thousands of performers flock to the city each year for three weeks. The award-winning shows, fantastic performers and amazing venues make the festival unique and incredibly successful.

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Edinburgh Summer Holidays With Kids - Go Karting & Laser Tag

Those parents among us will be well and truly aware that the kids are almost finished school for another year and half term is getting ever closer. So if you're wondering what to do to keep the kids busy during the 2019 summer holidays then fear no more. Edinburgh has more than enough to keep the family entertained. Here are a handful of tips from us. Good luck!

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Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh - Facts, Nature Walks & Hikes

Slowly but surely, we are beginning to see a positive change in the weather in Edinburgh; from murky, dreich conditions to lighter and warmer forecasts. Now is the time to start thinking about outdoors activities and getting out and about for walks and hikes in nature with family and friends. One excellent choice, which sits waiting for you, in the heart of 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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