Tag: edinburgh

  • Crichton

    It may sound unbelievable, but fifteen miles from the center of Edinburgh is an empty stretch along the River Tyne valley where nothing has been built by man in the past 500 years. All that has been built here is Crichton Castle, a looming structure and its collegiate church amidst the trees nearby. The church, built in1449 is remarkably well preserved with only its nave missing. The castle ...

  • Dalhousie

    Since 1972 Dalhousie Castle is a luxury hotel that stands on acres of forest, parkland and river pasture. The Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Spa combines colorful history with ultimate luxury. Fifteen of the twenty nine bedrooms in the Castle have historical themes, including the Robert the Bruce and the De Ramseia suite.

  • Gullane

    Eighteen miles from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is golfing heaven. The picturesque town of Gullane is home to five outstanding links courses including the well known Muirfield Golf Club. Three superb links are known, rather unimaginatively, as Gullane 1, 2 and 3, but nothing is pedestrian about the game you play on any of them. Part of the East Lothian Club formed by a group of ...

  • Craigmillar

    Just three miles south-east of Edinburgh is one of the best preserved medieval castles of Scotland, Craigmillar Castle. This imposing L plan towerhouse was originally built in the 14th Century and fortifications were added subsequently. Its location is such that from the roof of the towerhouse one has a view of the entire city and its surroundings in all directions.

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Castle is the grandest castle in Scotland and the history and growth of the country and the castle have been closely intertwined over the centuries. The structure, built on a huge volcanic Craig known as Castle Rock, dominates the city. It is visible from everywhere and offers the most spectacular view from every elevation. On a clear day you can see the mountains of the Kingdom of ...

  • North Berwick

    The West Links at the seaside town of North Berwick, 25 miles east of Edinburgh, is the second oldest golf course in the world still playing its original fairways and the club is the thirteenth oldest. The course began as a 6-hole course and a seventh was added before it was extended to 18-holes in 1877. It was lengthened again in 1895 and is 6,420 yards par 71 course today. A true links ...

  • Scottish Newspapers

    Newspapers can be useful sources of information no matter what country you are in. They can keep you updated as to what is happening globally and locally, as well as provide details regarding events that you may want to include in your itinerary. There is a wealth of information available to you through Scotland's newspapers, some of which are local to the area or town you may be visiting, ...

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo

    Every year, an average of 217,000 people gather at Edinburgh Castle in order to watch the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Begun in the year 1950 with just eight items on the program, the Military Tattoo has gone from strength to strength over the years. Now images of more than 1,000 participants strutting their stuff at Edinburgh Castle are beamed by television to millions of ...

  • Edinburgh Science Festival

    Enquiring minds know no boundaries and are constantly thirsty for knowledge. The Edinburgh Science Festival is the perfect place to quench that thirst, and every year the science festival grows a little bigger, with even more interesting things to see and learn about than the years before. While the program provides for enquiring minds of all ages, the emphasis is on creating a drive in ...

  • Edinburgh Harp Festival

    If the delicate sounds of the harp soothe your soul, you might be interested in attending the Edinburgh Harp Festival held in summer months in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival was first held in 1982 and it offers a little something for everyone. It is usually held in the surroundings of the Merchiston Castle School