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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...

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 – take a virtual look

Glasgow Central Station is the venue for two days of an eye-popping experience providing a unique insight into Caledonian Sleeper's new fleet of trains – with a special virtual reality event next week 25 and 26 July 2018. Inviting members of the public to glimpse into the future of overnight travel, they will enter a virtual reality portal on the...

New Town hotel is taking steps to get rid of plastic

A SIMPLE product switch is set to dramatically cut plastic waste at a top Edinburgh hotel. By swapping individual L’Occitane bottles of shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and body lotion in favour of topped up large bottles, Nira Caledonia will save 400 cubic metres of plastic waste each year – enough to fill the load-space of 62 standard-size Ford Transits. It comes...

History surrounds you at Garvock House

With the quirky touch of public rooms named after Shetland Ponies originally stabled in the nearby Stud on the estate, it is obvious that there is a great deal of history surrounding the original buildings which now form part of Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline! Formerly known as Transy House, the House was...

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square opens new spa

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square is offering a new level of relaxation and rejuvenation with the launch of the city centre’s latest spa and health club in Charlotte Square. With a menu of carefully curated activities and therapies, with second to none equipment and products, The Spa at The Principal brings an elevated experience of health and fitness to guests and...

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...

Viking Jupiter comes to Edinburgh for the first time

Viking Cruises' brand new cruise ship dropped anchor in the Firth of Forth last week on its maiden voyage from Norway, where Viking Jupiter was officially named by star Norwegian soprano Sissel Kyrkjebo.  The ship is the sixth ocean-going ship to join Viking's fleet. Jupiter is a 'small ship' by cruise line standards...

Flying with Jet2? Drop your bags the day before

At Edinburgh Airport Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have introduced a new service allowing you to check your bags in the day before your flight. This move could make your journey a bit easier on the day of travel itself, allowing you just to walk through the security area to the departure lounge. (It...

Belmond Royal Scotsman tours begin next month from Edinburgh Waverley

Luxury Train
Luxury charter travels around Scotland from April to October every year The Belmond Royal Scotsman luxury charter train will begin its 2019 touring itinerary from Edinburgh Waverley, the departure point for every excursion in its programme. Belmond Royal Scotsman tour season runs every year from April to October...

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...

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...
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