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Get out of Edinburgh on a Highland Safari

Swap the city for the highlands with Highland Safaris Autumn Watch Looking to get out into the fresh air this autumn? Discover the sights and sounds which makes this season so special, with a short journey of around an hour and a half from Edinburgh to get to Highland Safaris at Aberfeldy. Their Autumn Watch Land Rover Safaris – taking place...

Caledonian Sleeper unlocks gateway to Scotland’s islands

Some clever joined-up thinking might temptingly lead to some West Highland first-class eating, drinking and panoramic feasting courtesy of Caledonian Sleeper’s latest announcement. Scenic connoisseurs, island-hoppers and railway buffs can be well chuff-chuffed as they travel to the northern isles looking to experience the tranquillity and beauty of Scotland’s islands and the West Highlands. This summer's experience is now enhanced...

The Bay Hotel – Fife Riviera on our doorstep

  I tried to do some mental arithmetic a while back: how many people do we know who’ve been to Disneyland? A lot, it turns out. Do I feel a shred of guilt that I haven’t treated my seven year old daughter Anoushka to such delights. Maybe a smidgen. So to make up for not spoiling my darling child enough,...

Edinburgh Castle high up the Instagram list

According to research conducted for Expedia Edinburgh Castle is one of the most Instagrammable Sights in the UK, coming in at number 7, just ahead of Glencoe. The research totted up the number of Instagram posts and unique hashtags over the year to determine the results and found that Edinburgh Castle was photographed on the social media site 294,255 times...

All aboard for inaugural steam rail route

A chance to step back in time and travel by steam train on Scotland’s newest scenic rail route as well as cross the iconic Forth Rail Bridge is back on the timetable this summer. Passengers will have the opportunity to travel on a train hauled by a Black Five steam locomotive when it travels for the first time on the...

Is this Edinburgh’s most romantic hotel bedroom?

Lovers of all ages are being invited to check-in to what has been called Edinburgh’s most romantic hotel room – at a boutique city centre hotel which was newly refurbished  in 2018 after a devastating fire. Nira Caledonia reopened its doors to the public just in time for summer following a £1.4 million intensive project to restore half of the...

Travel – It’s a New York State of mind

For a getaway this winter you could do no worse than go to New York State. It is easy to get to from Edinburgh, and if you turn the typical New York break on its head then it could be relatively cheap, leaving you more cash for fun and shopping. My suggestion to you is to fly with Norwegian Airlines on...

The Edinburgh Grand opens its very big doors today

We have been watching it take shape and now The Edinburgh Grand opens its (very big) doors to the very first guests today. This is one of Edinburgh’s landmark buildings and the renovation has been carefully choreographed by Chris Stewart. Today will be the very first time the doors have been opened to the former bank building since the Royal Bank...

Edinburgh Airport to get new Boston route from May next year

Delta Air Lines is to double the number of flights from Edinburgh Airoport next summer by adding a new service to Boston’s Logan International Airport, from 24 May 2019. This new route will add to the airline’s current daily service to New York-JFK and the seasonal Boston route will offer customers more travel options from Edinburgh to the United States,...

Nira Caledonia – newly refurbished in the New Town

Nira Caledonia reopened on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, some fizz and canapés. It has been closed for a nine month refurbishment following a fire last year in Gloucester Place. The work entailed 3 km of cabling, 300 litres of paint, 2000 square metres of carpet and 1092 square metres of wallpaper. The result is a stunning boutique hotel with...
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