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The Best Family Festivals in Scotland This Year

February 27, 2013

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family science festival

From the ugliest animals in the world to a good old knees-up, there are a variety of shows and spectacles on offer over spring and summer in Scotland this year. These family festivals don’t skimp on the fun, and whether you’re travelling with tots or teenagers you’ll find programmes to keep everyone entertained. If you’re [...]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012: In Pictures

August 23, 2012

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World's most pierced lady at the Edinburgh Fringe

August in Edinburgh means one thing – festival time. Twelve different arts festivals arrive in town, together forming the largest annual cultural festival in the world. Over a four week period the historic and picturesque Scottish capital undergoes a transformation, with artistic and creative events around every conceivable corner. In recent times the Edinburgh Fringe [...]

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Off the Royal Mile: What ELSE to do in Edinburgh

May 3, 2012

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Edinburgh at night

Edinburgh is a city full of culture and activity. There are plenty of opportunities to experience the Scottish culture, see the sights and participate in the world-famous Fringe Festival. I’m sure you’ve been told to see the Castle when you visit, walk to Royal Mile and climb Arthur’s Seat. Sound familiar? If you’ve been there, [...]

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The best burger joints in Edinburgh

March 30, 2012

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Photo via The Cambridge Bar's Facebook page

It’s Friday – it’s warm and sunny and I’ve got  a craving for a burger and a beer. I’d usually grab some mince, garlic, chilli and burger buns from the shop and make them myself but I’m feeling rather lazy today. I’ve ventured to numerous burger joints around Edinburgh so it’s difficult to choose a [...]

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Beautiful Edinburgh Pictures

February 23, 2012

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There are few places in the world that look so beautiful as Edinburgh on a gloomy day. It is easily one of the most intriguing and magical cities on earth, full of narrow closes (passages between buildings), that feel like deep gorges, running through the tall tenements of the old town that eventually open up [...]

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Our favourite UK weekend breaks

February 14, 2012

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Liverpool

A weekend break is the perfect choice for those who want to escape from their weekly routine, spend some time with their families or friends and just relax and forget about work preoccupations. The different tourist alternatives and the cheap flights to the UK have made the country a popular destination for weekend getaways. Visitors [...]

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Celebrate poetry Scottish style on Burns Night

January 23, 2012

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Painting of Robert Burns

Ahh… I can just about see it over yonder on the horizon, it’s getting closer, it’s nearly time for… Burns Night. Whether you have a connection with Scotland or not it’s a great excuse to eat a bellyful of haggis, drink copious amounts of whisky, and fill your ears with some classic Scots poetry. Burns [...]

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Edinburgh’s best places to eat

November 9, 2011

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Edinburgh is an amazing city, and is full to the brim with brilliant places to eat. While you have to usual places to dine such as Pizza Hut and McDonalds, if you look a little deeper, you’ll find some of the yummiest food exclusive to Edinburgh.   Illegal Jack’s Illegal Jack’s is located on Lothian [...]

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What to do in Edinburgh?

October 17, 2011

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With many feeling a squeeze on spending, more of us are looking to holiday in the UK than ever before. Edinburgh is a great place to visit for both young and old with lots to do all year round. The Scottish capital has plenty to offer tourists so here are our top five things to [...]

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Edinburgh – Doors Open Days

September 23, 2011

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Scotland has a great many architectural assets, and Doors Open Days have become an important tradition for showing them off. Cities all over Scotland hold these free events, and this weekend is the last of the year. Edinburgh’s Civic Trust (the Cockburn Association) will be opening the doors of dozens of buildings this weekend and [...]

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