National Trust Properties in Edinburgh, Scotland

Happy birthday, National Trust! 2020 marks 125 years of the organization protecting and caring for the UK’s ‘special places’. What is the National Trust? Originally set up by a social reformer, a priest and a lawyer in 1895, the National Trust has always been passionate about preserving historical and natural places and opening them for visitors to enjoy.

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Romantic Valentine's Day Things To Do In Edinburgh - Date Ideas / Nights for Couples

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 Tram Extension Route & Map

In 2014, as we all know, a new tram line was opened in Edinburgh for the first time in 60 years to mixed reviews. Plagued by being vastly over budget (some say the final spend was double the original costings), the route being much shorter than originally planned and the time taken to complete the project being almost 5 years more than expected, the Edinburgh Trams were always going to have a shaky start.

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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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