Tag: edinburgh

  • Gifford

    Gifford really started as a small little settlement which sprang up around Yester Castle and which was called the village of Yester. This settlement was later moved a bit further away to its present location roughly a mile south east of Yester Castle. The new settlement was named ‘Gifford’ after the family who lived in the castle and had the village moved. One of the most outstanding aspects ...

  • Ocean Rooms Spa

    For many there is no better way to relax than to enjoy a good massage whilst listening to the calming sounds of the ocean. Many will argue that water has many ways of healing body and mind but not everyone has access to either waterfalls or oceans. The Ocean Rooms Spa makes good use of the healing power of water but you do not have to travel to the far-flung corners of the earth to enjoy it. ...

  • Balmoral Health Spa

    For the unfortunate city dwellers that cannot slip away to the many picturesque country spas in Scotland, there is the luxurious Balmoral Health Spa. It is located in the heart of Edinburgh, in Princess Street, and provides all the pampering and relaxation that guests require. The gym will keep visitors active, the sauna will relax and soothe aching muscles and in the treatment ...

  • The Royal Yacht Britannia

    You certainly don’t have to live in the United Kingdom to have heard about the legendary Royal Yacht Britannia. This awesome ship has served as home to The Queen of England and the rest of the Royal Family, as well as to a number of other famous people. This sea-going vessel features a number of creature comforts and luxuries designed to make life at sea as easy as possible. It is also ...

  • Edinburgh Zoo

    No matter what your age, a trip to the Edinburgh Zoo is always a treat. The Edinburgh Zoo has a reputation for being the largest wildlife attraction in Scotland and it is not only committed to the protection, comfort and preservation of the animals that it houses, but also to education of the public, and continued conservation of animals in the wild. Edinburgh Zoo states that its mission is ...

  • Edinburgh University

    In Edinburgh, Scotland, 1582, a Royal charter granted by James VI allowed for the construction of a University in the city. Thus the ancient but prestigious University of Edinburgh could be founded and came into being as one of the principal and most highly regarded centers for teaching and research. By the 18th century Edinburgh University had become one of the most recognized ...

  • Five Sisters Zoo Park

    The Five Sister’s Zoo Park had its humble beginnings within the Five Sister’s Garden Centre as a side-line to the main purpose of being a garden centre. Their private collection was made up of a variety of animals and was based on the setting of an amusement centre for children, an original and creative idea with educational benefits in helping to make the young generation more ...

  • Dalmahoy

    There are two golf courses at Dalmahoy, the East course and the West course. Between them they have elements of everything good about the golf courses of Scotland. The courses were designed and built by the legendary James Braid in 1927 and are a part of a thousand acre estate that surrounds the Dalmahoy Manor. The Manor was built in the 1720s and converted in the 1990s into the Marriott ...

  • Dunbar

    Just thirty miles away from Edinburgh, in the County of East Lothian, universally acknowledged as the Cradle of Golf, lies a hidden, lesser known gem of Scotland. Dunbar East Links on the eastern edge of Dunbar offers golf all year round and is a classic links golf course, hugging the coast. It offers spectacular views of the Firth of Forth and May Island with the shadowy outline of Fife in ...

  • Kilspindie Golf Club

    Kilspindie Golf Club in the village of Aberlady, East Lothian, Scotland is a hidden jewel of a links course that hosts a unique international competition. This is the ‘Alternative Ryder Cup’ which is played between two teams of twelve golfers from the United States and Europe. They play the tournament every alternate year using pre-1930's hickory shafts. Kilspindie is an old fashioned ...