Posted 17 May 2013
The National Gallery of Scotland (11 May – 8 Sept 2013) hosts a selection of landscape paintings from Fredric Church. The American landscape artist (1826 -1900) is known as one of the greatest landscape artists. Perhaps not as well known as he is in America, his landscapes of nature are not to be missed. His oil landscapes are a reflection of his travels throughout the world, including the Arctic and South America. The art exhibition at the National Gallery is a collection of 25 landscapes collected from the United States. Admission is free.
Posted 17 May 2013
Posted August 31, 2012
This Sunday, September 2nd, at 9pm one of the most awaited events of the year will take place: the closing ceremony of the Edinburgh International Festival & Fireworks Concert.
The fireworks were specially designed and choreographed to music from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. The concert will be held in Princes Street Gardens with Edinburgh Castle as the backdrop for the fireworks. The show will take 45 minutes and will provide viewers with an unforgettable and unique experience.
Posted August 17, 2012
Another great festival being held in August in Edinburgh is the International Book Festival. It takes place on Charlotte Square from August 11th to 27th.
It’s the largest book festival in the world! Acclaimed writers such as Ian McEwan, James Kelman, Will Self, Pankaj Mishra, Pat Barker, Gavin Esler and Louise Welsh will launch their new books here. The Festival will gather 800 authors from 44 different countries. Here you will find books that you wouldn’t find in a regular bookshop!
Posted August 3, 2012
As the temperature rises and the Fringe starts, Edinburgh is changing its face. Many streets are closed for traffic and open to the public with terrazas, food & drink stands and stages. Being here at this time of the year is a unique experience.
The weather is not as hot as in most of European capitals, which makes walking and enjoying al fresco dining a truly pleasant experience.
Some odd showers may happen but hopefully it will be when you are watching a play or stand-up comedy in a pub.
If you have never been to the Fringe Festival before and haven’t been able to plan your visit in advance, here are some tips.
Posted June 22, 2012
On Sunday, July 2nd Edinburgh will change its pace and face. Princes Street and the areas surrounding it will be inundated with colours and music, with people dancing and performing to the sounds from all over the world. It’s Carnival in Edinburgh!
Samba from Brazil, funky beats from Italy, dancers from Trinidad are some of the examples of what you can expect. There will also be a pipe band, so you don’t forget where you actually are!
Posted May 04, 2012
Are you coming to Scotland? Why not pick Edinburgh as your travel base?
Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in Scotland and from here you can easily travel to anywhere in the country.
The city itself has lots to see and do. Dedicate at least 3 days to get to know Edinburgh and visit its main attractions and from here take day trips to Scotland’s most important towns.
Take a day trip to Perth, one of Scotland’s oldest burghs once considered the capital of Scotland, where the Kings of Scots were crowned.
It was home to the Stone of Destiny, a block of red sandstone used for centuries in the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland and later the monarchs of England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom.
Posted April 20, 2012
The Pentland Hills Regional Park, located in the south-west of Edinburgh, is a great place to visit and explore. It’s an impressive landscape with a range of hills that was shaped over time by glaciers and water. The park covers an area of 90km2. Its highest peak, Scald Law, is 579m high.
The park is a protected area home to farms and forestry developments; it’s also open to the public for recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and golfing.
There you will find easy walking and cycling routes suitable for families as well as challenging hiking routes and steep and rough cycle paths.
Posted March 30, 2012
Are you coming to Scotland? Why not pick Edinburgh as your travel base? Dedicate at least 3 days to get to know Edinburgh and visit its main attractions and from here take day trips to Scotland’s most important towns.
Take a trip to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland is famous for its Victorian architecture. One of the most visited cities in the UK, it won the titles of the European City of Culture and the European City of Architecture & Design. Its museums and galleries are renowned worldwide. A UNESCO City of Music hosting over 130 concerts a week!
It’s a very big and cosmopolitan city but the people of Glasgow are warm and friendly.
Posted March 6, 2012
Edinburgh is famous for festivals and it has wonderful museums,so it’s no surprise that there is a fabulous programme planned for the Festival of Museums weekend on 18-20 May. It’s a Europe-wide event and the 2nd year Edinburgh has taken part.
Posted March 1, 2012
From March 31 to April 14 Edinburgh will host the largest International Science Festival in Europe! Events are divided into themes, which means it will be much easier to choose what to attend according to specific interests.
Here we give you examples of some interesting events taking place during the 2 weeks of the festival. Start planning your visit to so you don’t miss the best science events of 2012.