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Be under no illusion... this Edinburgh shop is a hidden gem

Tucked away down a narrow passage, Galerie Mirages is every bit as mysterious and enchanting as its name would suggest.

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Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
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Serrano & Manchego on Leith Walk (Photo:Malcolm McCurrach / JP)

10 of the best restaurants in Edinburgh for sharing food

You might be heading to meet friends for after work drinks or perhaps you fancy a wee nibble with cocktails before your night on the town really gets going.
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Mexican restaurant Wahaca always leaves some tables unreserved for walk-in customers (Photo: Contributed)

Five Edinburgh restaurants where you don’t have to book

There’s nothing more disheartening than arriving at a restaurant on a whim only to be told that every table has been reserved in advance.

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Gill McKay and Tracy Telfer, owners of Heart and Sole boutique,6  North Berwick High Street.

Sole sisters find way to share love of shoes

In the eyes of many women, boutique owners Gill McKay and Tracy Telfer are living the dream rather than running a business.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia is featured highly on the Lonely Planet list of top experiences in Edinburgh (Photo: Shutterstock)

The top 6 experiences in Edinburgh - according to Lonely Planet

As a tourist there's so much to choose from in Edinburgh, from innovative restaurants and lively local pubs to intriguing museums and history laden structures.

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Even if you aren't a tent fan you can still get involved with glamping around Edinburgh (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 of the best glamping locations near Edinburgh

If you want to get back in touch with nature but don’t feel like risking a tent in the rain, glamping is your answer.
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Edinburgh is surrounded by excellent cycling trails (Photo: Shutterstock)

6 of the best summer bike rides in and around Edinburgh

Summer is most definitely in the air in Edinburgh, with lighter mornings and evenings meaning there’s no better time to dust down your bike and consider a trip into the great outdoors, writes Claire Connachan.

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You don't have to travel far from Edinburgh to get a sense of wilderness (Photo: Shutterstock)

5 places to wild camp near Edinburgh

As weather conditions soften and summer slowly, but surely returns, dust off the tent and try one of these wild camps in close proximity to Edinburgh.
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The Gin Thyme which is available at The Jolly Botanist (Photo: Contributed)

10 unusual gin cocktails you can try in these Edinburgh bars

British drinkers purchased more than 47 million bottles of gin last year.

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May is Gin Month at Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park.

Restoration Yard’s ‘Gin Month’ could be the perfect summer tonic

Restoration Yard is getting into the summer spirit with a dedicated focus on Scottish gin for the month of May.

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Whatever the weather, you can still have a fantastic time this Bank Holiday weekend (Photo: Shutterstock)

9 things to do in Edinburgh this Bank Holiday weekend

As the May Bank Holiday weekend gets tantalisingly closer and temperatures begin to creep towards the 20s, all that remains is deciding what to do with this glorious extra time off.
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The Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill (Photo: EN)

10 ideas for a date night with a difference in Edinburgh

Date nights should never be dull occasions, writes Stephanie Abbot
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Hollywood legend Kathleen Turner will be erforming classic tunes from the American songbook at the Usher Hall

30 great things to do in May: A look at what’s coming up in Edinburgh

From Japanese punks and singing nuns to spellbinding magic shows and a Hollywood superstar in concert there’s lots to see and do in Edinburgh this month. Here are 30 suggestions to make your May a month to remember . . .

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The Harry Potter-themed Department of Mysteries is the latest escape room to open in Edinburgh (Photo: Contributed)

The best escape rooms to try in Edinburgh

There is now a great choice of escape rooms in Edinburgh with fiendish challenges to pit your wits against, writes Stephanie Abbot

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Edinburgh has a fine choice of beer gardens for when summer does arrive

10 of the best Edinburgh beer gardens you might not know about

The sun has made a few rare appearances in Edinburgh recently and the natural response of locals and tourists alike is to find the perfect spot for soaking up the rays while sipping on a cold beverage or two, writes Stephanie Abbot
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Edinburgh is spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee (Photo: Shutterstock)

5 of the best places to grab a coffee in Edinburgh

Seeking the best coffee in town? Try one of these capital cafes.

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Head off the beaten track with one of these Edinburgh trail runs (Photo: Shutterstock)

5 of the best trail runs in and around Edinburgh

Leave the pavement and cobbles of Edinburgh behind, and head off-road with one of these trail runs in and around the city.

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Artisan Greek Pastries, Portobello High Street. Owner Eleftherios Amourgianos, left, his mother Roula and brother Panos.

Filo and feta vie for No1 in the pie charts

Greek entrepreneur Eleftherios Amourgianos is a man with his fingers in more than one pie.

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