Dobbies Santa Grotto & Breakfast in Edinburgh at Christmas 2019

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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Edinburgh Christmas Market - Opening Times, Dates & Ice Skating Update

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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Edinburgh New Year's Day 2020 - 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 all entertained well beyond Hogmanay itself and into the first few days of New Year 2020.

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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 & Activities 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 are more than enough activities 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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