Christmas Lunch in Edinburgh

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’s my top picks for 2017:

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 - Dates & History

Festival season is well 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.

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Edinburgh Tram Map With Stops: A Route Guide for Tourists

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 15 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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Things to do in Leith

Sitting just north of the beautiful city centre of Edinburgh is Leith, previously the old maritime centre. Having seen somewhat of a massive redevelopment from its previous ‘hey-day’ the area is now a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city with a range of dockside cafes, bars and Michelin star restaurants. However this just a small number of the various things to see and do in Leith.

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Edinburgh Markets: Car Boot Sale, Flea, Sunday Street & Farmers 2017

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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Top 5 Films / Movies Filmed, Based or Set in Edinburgh

Every year the Edinburgh International Film Festival engrosses audiences from all over the world with many thought provoking and original screenings. With a programme packed full of feature films, shorts, documentaries and talks this festival will cater for all tastes across animation, late night frights, the best of new British film and foreign productions. This year the festival will take place across several of Edinburgh’s picture houses from 18th – 29th June, so get your programme now! In honour of this we're taking a look back through some cinematic experiences that were filmed in our capital city, Edinburgh. As it turns out, our city is not so camera shy and has contributed to many great and well-known films. Below I have selected a few that are definitely worth a watch.

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Edinburgh Travel - Car Hire, Cycling, Buses & Trains

Despite being the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is actually not that big. It's fairly compact, and one big advantage it has over other larger cities is that it's easier to maintain efficient public transport systems throughout the city. As a result, it does very well in providing a reliable and safe public transport system as well as car hire both city-wide and beyond.

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2017 Edinburgh Events

Boasting a population of 500,000, Edinburgh is known throughout the world for its eclectic nature and wealth of events to enjoy throughout the year. Countless businesses and individuals will take advantage of such features in 2017 and as a result, the city is becoming an increasingly popular option for festivals, conferences and various other gatherings of the masses.

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Edinburgh Airport Transport - Travelling by Bus, Taxi & Uber

Whether you're travelling in Edinburgh by Bus, Train, Taxi, Uber or Car, here's all the information you will need...

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Best Ghost Tours & Underground Haunted Walks in Edinburgh

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 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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