Princes Street

PHOTO – Views from The Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street

The Balmoral Hotel is a beautiful building that sits at the end of Princes Street.  As Edinburgh residents, we’ve not had the need to stay there, but often wondered what the views from the rooms would be like. We were delighted to be allowed to photograph our surrounds from the Balmoral’s roof today and couldn’t […]

PHOTO – Buckethead, Princes Street, Edinburgh

Strolling along Princes Street today, I was delighted to stumble across ‘buckethead’ again, this time with a camera to hand.  He has appeared on and off in Princes Street for a number of years, normally raising his ‘feet’ around Fringe time. I love watching people see him for the first time and wonder what on […]

EVENT – Charity Cocktail Afternoon Tea – 27th June

 Cocktails and cakes The Caledonian Hotel is the venue for a charity Cocktail Afternoon Tea to raise money for It’s Good 2 Give  Sunday 27th June 2010.  The charity is run by an amazing Edinburgh lady, Lynne McNicoll who has previously been our Spotlight feature for her fantastic fundraising efforts to date.  The event takes place between […]

REVIEW – Green Paper, Princes Street

  Green paper in Princes Street near to Frederick Street does exactly what is says on the tin.  Everything sold  in-store is recycled and good for the planet.  I wandered past yesterday and the 50% off signs caught my eye and everything is half price until Sunday 23rd May.  No catches, half the price of […]

REVIEW – Edinburgh’s Tram, Princes Street

Mention the word tram to someone in Edinburgh and they are sure have an opinion on the subject – but I am neither for them (I’m happy with the buses) or against them. I just wish they would hurry up and arrive and for the budget not to escalate to ridiculous amounts. Edinburgh Trams placed a tram in […]

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Wheel, Princes Street Gardens

The Edinburgh Wheel is a must for residents and tourists over the festive period.  The cost of a ride is dependent on your height: if you’re 1.35m or over, the charge is £4, if you’re shorter than this it costs £2.50. There is a height chart for younger people to stand beside. (These prices rise […]

INFO – Edinburgh Skyline

Was up town today and couldn’t resist going up Calton Hill to get a fabulous view of the city on such a clear day. Tweet