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Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens

Your city guide to Edinburgh

The Scottish capital is home to an iconic castle, world-class museums and a popular summer festival: here is our guide to Edinburgh Most visitors to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh head straight to the Royal...
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Edinburgh Castle history: 900 years protecting Scotland’s capital

Scotland’s biggest attraction still stands proud above its capital city 900 years after its inception It’s estimated there were once around 3,000 castles in Scotland but one stands head and shoulders above the rest: Edinburgh Castle's...

Dalhousie Castle hotel review

A compelling history, gastronomic genius and the prestige of staying in a historic Scottish castle: Dalhousie has it all. Located just 8 miles south of Edinburgh, Dalhousie Castle is easily accessed using public transport, making...
Edinburgh Castle and Gardens. Credit: Visit Britain

How Edinburgh inspired great literature

Scotland's capital was the world's first UNESCO City of Literature. Read about the locations that inspired Britain's literary greats Words: Lee Karen Stow Arriving by train into Waverley Station, the end of a journey from the...
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Sky’s the Limit at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

More than 1,200 performers from around the world are taking part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. The theme, The Sky's the Limit, celebrates the centenary of the Royal Air Force Edinburgh...
Haddon Hall

10 beautiful British picnic spots

As the glorious weather continues, we’re packing our hamper and heading to some of the loveliest places in Britain for lunch with a view Brancaster Beach, Norfolk Norfolk isn’t short of stunning beaches, but this is...
Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Explore the best of Edinburgh

With the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in full swing, we check out the best things to enjoy in this vibrant city’s theatres and beyond.
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Video: A local’s guide to Edinburgh

Edinburgh kilt designer Howie Nicholsby gives us a 30-second whistlestop guide to what makes his city great.

Download your Homecoming Scotland 2014 Guide

This year is a very special one for Scotland as it hosts a wonderful Year of Homecoming, celebrating the country's rich history and heritage that is treasured by millions across the world. In partnership...
Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at Holyroodhouse Palace

Treasures from The Queen’s Palaces

An exhibition of some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection will go on display on 16 March in the Palace of Holyroodhouse Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration reflects the tastes of monarchs...
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