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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...

Edinburgh ranks highest for Christmas getaways

Edinburgh is now really on the map as the go to destination for Christmas holidays in the UK. According to holiday lettings.co.uk the city is the most popular with only Aviemore the other Scottish destination in the top ten. The holiday website is owned by TripAdvisor and it shows that some people want to get away to the coast even in...

Ryanair to fly even more routes from Edinburgh?

  Ryanair will reportedly begin direct flights from Edinburgh to Oporto in northern Portugal and Vigo in western Spain this summer. The airline announced new routes last month during a visit by CEO Michael O'Leary to Edinburgh. These routes will fly from Edinburgh to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw in  winter 2017/18. In addition there...

Algarve – welcome sunshine break in mid-February only three hours from Edinburgh

Quinta do Lago in Portugal’s sun-kissed Algarve is synonymous for golf and boasts three testing courses which are claimed to be among Europe’s best. Accolades including being named Europe’s Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards in 2015 and 2016. And, they were given Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts in 2016 and 2017 by Golf Digest. It is...

Travel – Norwegian’s Black Friday sale is on this weekend

Norwegian has launched its Black Friday Weekend sale, offering travellers up to 30% off all short-haul flights and 15% off all long-haul routes in the UK and Ireland. You can access special Black Friday weekend deals right now on all flights when travelling from 3 December 2018 – 31 March 2019, excluding 17 December 2018 to 6 January 2019. Book by 23.59 GMT Monday...

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...

New art unveiled at Principal Edinburgh

A new artwork was unveiled at Principal Edinburgh (that's the George Hotel to you and me!) last week. The hotel manager, Andreas Maszczyk gave us a special tour of the newly refurbished building, but introduced the new piece of art to assembled journalists first: "We are revealing something very special tonight by artist Charlie Anderson!" Anderson explained: "I was asked to create a...

Flybe begin new routes from Edinburgh

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has now started operating 11 new routes to regional France and Italy from Edinburgh Airport through its new weekend leisure hub at Southampton. The seasonal flights operate each weekend through to 3 September 2017 as part of the airline’s 2017 Summer schedule Operating on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, most of these routes are brand new services to...

Ryanair to fly direct to Lisbon from Edinburgh

Ryanair are introducing a new Edinburgh to Lisbon route from Winter 2018 and tickets will be bookable from March. The twice weekly flight will be yet another addition to the winter schedule which promises that the budget airline is "Always Getting Better".   The company promises punctuality, lower fees for checked in luggage and a price promise that you will not find...

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...

Jurys Inn Edinburgh takes a trip down memory lane

A popular hotel has revealed how the hospitality sector has changed over recent years by using its 20th anniversary to take a nostalgic look at its past. Back when Jurys Inn in Edinburgh opened in 1998, guests would still book a morning wake-up call, TVs were barely bigger than 14-inches and WiFi was just a weird name. Now guests at the...

Flybe in for the long haul at Edinburgh Airport

One of the airlines which offers flights out of Edinburgh, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, offers alternative options to travellers wanting to fly from Scotland to London. But they also offer convenient, hassle-free international connections now that the Heathrow link operated by Virgin's Little Red service has stopped. The airline has direct daily flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to London City Airport located in...
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