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    Edinburgh,  Getting Around,  Scotland

    Taking Just Eat Cycles For A Spin – An Honest Review Of The Edinburgh Bike Hire Scheme

    Transport for Edinburgh recently launched a new city cycle scheme sponsored by food delivery website Just Eat. The programme has been live since September 2018, and although has run into difficulties and criticism, promises to make bike rental easier and cycling a go-to mode of transport for the residents and visitors to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Myself and Fiachra had some free time during the January New Years Holidays and, willing to try new things, decided to give Just Eat Cycles a go. Here’s a review of our experience! Summary: Overall rating 6/10 Good for small and quick journeys across the city center and suburbs. Affordable and inexpensive bike rental. Must have…

  • Edinburgh Christmas
    Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Scotland

    Christmas Markets & Fairs In Edinburgh & The Lothians

    Every year Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of the Lothians has an abundance of Christmas Markets & Fairs! Here’s a list of all the one’s I know about! I have included details of where, when and what’s happening for each, as well as information about any entry costs for attendees. Plus, if you’re thinking about having a stall at an of them and trading yourself, you’ll find a rough estimate of how much it costs and how to get in contact. Edinburgh’s Christmas When: From mid-November to early January, all day every day Where: Central Edinburgh, New Town and the West End East Princes Street Gardens, Central Edinburgh – Main Christmas…

  • Coffee & Cafes,  Edinburgh,  Scotland

    My Top 5 Favourite Coffee Shops In Edinburgh

    Coffee, coffee, coffee! We all know I love coffee! But where do I like to get my fix? There are so many great coffee shops in Edinburgh and I am still exploring them all. But I do have some favourites at the moment, so here are my top 5 as of March 2018! 5. Nomad Where? – Opposite Haymarket train station and tram stop on the corner of Haymarket Terrace and Roseberry Crescent. When? – Open from 8am – 4pm everyday, but Sunday opening at 9am. Why? – Perhaps I am bias as I live in the West End, but this cafe has a great location. If you’re just off…

  • Calton Hill
    Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    Everything You Need To Know About Calton Hill

    Calton Hill, 103m (338ft), is a gorgeous little hill and an absolute must if you are visiting the city even for a short time. It is so close to the city centre, basically in the heart of it at the east end of Princes Street, so you have no excuse not to add it to your itinerary (and why would you not want to?!)! It offers excellent views of the city centre all around, Leith and the Firth of Forth and the islands, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park, and of course all the incredible architecture including Edinburgh Castle, the old City Observatory, and all sorts of monuments…