EVENT – Midsummer at the Botanical Gardens, Saturday 21st June 2014

Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014 for Midsummer celebrations We absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and visit on a weekly basis. In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Saturday 21st June 2014. Make sure you make the most of […]

Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh

PHOTO – Spring in the Botanics

We visit the Royal Botanical Gardens at least once a week throughout the year, but spring is our favourite time of year to enjoy this gorgeous green space in Edinburgh. The stunning gardens are open from 10am until 6pm (until the end of September) and are free to visit. Tweet

Beautiful blossom

FEATURE – 10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh…..

10 things you should have probably done in Edinburgh if you’re a resident Over the last few months, we’ve learnt that some of our friends who have lived in Edinburgh all their lives haven’t been to some amazing places in Edinburgh. We understand that not everyone can climb to the summit of Arthur’s Seat but […]

Summer view from the Scott Monument

PHOTOS – Autumn in Edinburgh 2013

  We love Edinburgh at all times of the year, but in autumn, we love the crisp sunny days and the changing colours. Here’s some photos capturing the change in the seasons. Tweet


PHOTOWALK – Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

A walk up and around Arthur’s Seat is one of the best free things you can do in Edinburgh   We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously written about  a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow. Although we regularly walk the circuit around Arthur’s Seat, we decided that in […]


FEATURE – 17 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2017

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here’s 16 […]


PHOTO – Cramond Island walk and sunset

  Cramond is a beautiful area of Edinburgh for a stroll at any time. With a bit of careful planning, you can walk out to Cramond Island when the tide is low. You can check timings here but please check the board at the start of the causeway to ensure you have enough time to […]

PHOTOWALK – A walk up the Pentlands from Swanston Village

We love the Pentlands Hills Regional park and after the snow yesterday, we headed up a very cold Swanston track to get some wonderful views of Edinburgh. You can download a map of the Pentlands and plan your route according to your fitness. We parked at the free car park beside the Swanston Golf Club […]

PHOTO – Calton Hill sunset

One of the best things to do for free in Edinburgh is to take a stroll up Calton Hill and soak in 360 degree views. This evening we took a stroll up for some exercise, but were rewarded with a lovely sunset which we captured in pictures. As ever, the photos are unedited and the […]

REVIEW – Figgate Park


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Head down towards Mountcastle and beside the High School lies Figgate Park. The last time we visited this gorgeous green space, it was so foggy, Arthur’s Seat couldn’t be seen, but today, the sun was shining and we got views galore. There’s some more information on Figgate Park on the council website but we found […]