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Edinburgh Festivals anyone?

Heading up to any Edinburgh festivals? Anna Smith shares fresh finds and hidden gems for this years’ Edinburgh festival season.

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The Glasshouse Hotel. An amazing Edinburgh Tardis.

The Glasshouse Hotel  is something of a Tardis: walking past the beautiful old church near Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, you’d have no idea that the facade leads into a modern 77 room hotel, beautifully designed to both compliment the traditional exterior and to make the most of its scenic setting.

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Brilliant Edinburgh festivals and other fancies

When my friends say they’re going to the ‘Edinburgh Festival’ I’m tempted to ask – which one? These days there’s a whole host of them year round – 12, in fact, from the Jazz and Blues fest to the Storytelling to the famous Fringe.

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Chester Residence named Small Hotel of the Year

An exclusive collection of 23 5-star Georgian townhouse apartments in the heart of Edinburgh’s elegant West End has won top spot in a well respected awards competition. The Chester Residence named small hotel of the year in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards 2015 claimed the ‘No1 Luxury Hotel in the UK’ and the ‘7th Best Luxury Hotel […]

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Dalhousie Castle Hotel. Edinburgh, Scotland

Well this was a first. Getting from London to Edinburgh in only four and a half hours by train with Virgin Trains, and when we worked it out it actually took less time than flying and a fraction of the cost too. And Waverley is one of those grand old stations that plonk you slap […]

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Stellar Line Up for Hogmanay Street Party

Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay announce a uniquely Scottish line up for the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party.

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