Things to do

Edinburgh Doors Open Days, 24th & 25th September 2016

We love the excellent Doors Open Days held across Scotland. In Edinburgh the doors will be open to the public on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016. The events are run by the Cockburn Association. Fascinating buildings are opening their doors over the weekend for free. Some will be for the first time, some […]

 
 

10 free Edinburgh summer events 2016

Edinburgh has so much going on throughout the year, but in the summer, there are so many events to choose from, it’s hard to fit them all in! Here’s our pick of Edinburgh events not to miss this summer and all of them are free. 1. The Gumball Rally, Sunday 1st May After visiting Edinburgh for […]

10 free Edinburgh events in summer 2016
 
 

REVIEW – Iconic Photo Tours (Edinburgh)

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Updated July 2015 – Will and Chris now also offer private walking tours and smart phone tours and around Scotland. December 2015 – We took a night photography workshop tour and loved it (links to full review). I recently took an Edinburgh photo tour with Iconic Photo Tours after seeing their pictures on social media and reading glowing reviews from both […]

Edinburgh Castle through gravestones.
 
 

The Real Mary King’s Close

The Real Mary King’s Close is buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The city’s deepest secret; a warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th Century. There is nowhere in the world quite like Mary King’s Close. It can be a strange concept to understand – back in the 1600’s, […]

The Real Mary King's Close
 
 

Shetland ponies in Braehead Park

We posted the above photo of the Braehead Park Shetland ponies on our social media channels last week and it was extremely popular. You can also visit them, but please don’t feed them as they’re on special diets to keep them healthy. To get there, head to the Barnton junction, take a right onto Whitehouse […]

 
 

Gilmerton Cove, Edinburgh

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads. After five years of work by Gilmerton Heritage Trust and The City of Edinburgh Council to restore and preserve it for future generations, it opened in August 2003, providing visitors of all ages with […]

Gilmerton Cove
 
 

Indian Encounters, National Museum of Scotland

Indian Encounters is a new free exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, exploring the complex and changing relationship between Great Britain and India in the 18th and 19th centuries. Like the powers it focuses on, this is an exhibition of two parts. One focuses on the collection of 18th century Scot Archibald Swinton, who […]

Indian Encounters
 
 

REVIEW – Our Dynamic Earth, Summer 2014

Fringe and festivals may come and go, but Our Dynamic Earth remains a year-round reliable source of entertainment and education for all the family. This summer sees some new features added to this favourite Edinburgh attraction. A new film, Supervolcanoes, is showing in the Showdome which provides the finale to the ODE tour. Meanwhile, the […]

Our Dynamic Earth
 
 

St Giles’ Cathedral roof tours

Tours on the roof of St Giles’ Cathedral St Giles’ Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of […]

St Giles' Cathderal open their roof to the public
 
 

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