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12 of the most dog-friendly places in Edinburgh

Our dogs are our best friends, so why leave them at home in a pooch-friendly city like Edinburgh?

Elphinstone Hotel.

Travel: Enjoy a hotel stay steeped in 400 years of history at Elphinstone

Just off the foot of the High Street, at the bottom of an assuming road leading to the town park, a surprise lies in store for the curious visitor with an interest in Scottish history.


The best Edinburgh areas to stay in

From a bustling city centre to a quiet seaside haven, there’s a different area of Edinburgh for everyone.

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You're guaranteed a good time in Edinburgh if you tick all of these must-dos off your list

10 essential things to do in Edinburgh

Don’t leave Edinburgh without giving these a try.


10 Edinburgh landmarks even some locals won’t know about

It’s difficult to walk around Edinburgh without stumbling upon a hidden gem that you haven’t spied before – here are some of the city’s best kept and beautiful secrets.

A statue of greek goddess of health Hygeia stands atop of St Bernard's Well (Photo: TSPL)

A brief history of St Bernard's Well

We study the curious origins of St Bernard's Well on the Water of Leith
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10 traditional Edinburgh pubs that should never change

If you’re looking for a pint in timeless, welcoming surroundings, Edinburgh is full of traditional pubs that tick both boxes.

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Table Mountain and colourful houses.

Travel: An enthralling African adventure that will live long in the memory

The first film I saw in cinemascope as a young boy was called Shaka.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers were playing in Belfast on Saturday night.

Couple mistake Red Hot Chilli Pipers for Red Hot Chili Peppers

A couple’s romantic getaway to see an iconic American rock group backfired - when it turned out they had bought tickets to see a Scottish bagpipe band with a similar name.
Iain Banks passed away in 2013 just two months after announcing he had cancer.

Unseen Iain Banks drawings to appear in new Culture universe book

Previously unseen drawings by the celebrated Scottish author Iain Banks are to appear in a brand new book celebrating his science fiction writing - to be published six years after his death.
Edinburgh castle bathed in red light. Picture: Jon Savage

Edinburgh landmarks to be lit up red to attract Chinese tourists

A string of Edinburgh’s most prominent buildings and landmarks will be lit up red this week as part of the biggest ever drive to attract more Chinese visitors to the city – now that they are on the verge of outnumbering American tourists in the capital.

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Snowfall in Edinburgh. Picture: John Devlin

When is the best time of year to visit Edinburgh?

If you’re weighing up the options, here are the benefits of visiting Scotland’s capital in each season.

Want to see the best of Edinburgh in just three stops? Here are our top picks

The top three attractions to visit in Edinburgh

See the very best of what Scotland’s capital city has to offer in just three stops.

Edinburgh Castle is surrounded by other interesting and entertaining things to do

12 must-visit attractions near Edinburgh Castle

Not everyone has the time or the energy to see the length and breadth of Edinburgh.

Art Noveau Stairs in the Stadtpark.

Travel: Vienna - the cool capital suited for all ages, budgets and varied tastes

It is a burgeoning city with sights-a-plenty, slick public transport and a culture and music scene that’s surely among the world’s best.

Here's how to keep your teenagers entertained without spending a penny in Edinburgh

8 free things for teenagers to do in Edinburgh

None of these activities for teenagers in Edinburgh will cost a penny.

You'll never run out of romantic things to do in Edinburgh

12 romantic things to do in Edinburgh

Whether it's your first date or your 50th, you'll never run out of romantic things to do in Edinburgh.


Edinburgh Castle visitor numbers threaten to overwhelm site

A series of new crowd control measures are to be introduced at Edinburgh Castle after its operators admitted it had become overwhelmed at peak periods.

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There's plenty of activities for children in and around the capital

9 family days out and activities in and around Edinburgh

If you need to keep young ones entertained while in Edinburghl, try one of these fun days out in the capital.

See Edinburgh at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off bus

The best ways to see Edinburgh

Whether it's by foot, bike or bus, there are better ways to see Edinburgh than through a car window.

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