10. January 2012
If you are feeling the pinch after Christmas but want to take a city break it is important to know that visiting Edinburgh does not have to cost an arm and a leg. There is an array of cost effective accommodation options for the more thrifty visitor to the city and there is plenty to do in [...]Continue reading Edinburgh On A Budget.
3. January 2012
When Scotland won it’s parliamentary independence from England in 1999, work began on a building to house it’s own Scottish Parliament. After being accommodated by the Church of Scotland in the General Assembly Hall on the Royal Mile for 5 years, the Scottish Parliament moved into it’s new home opposite the Queen’s Edinburgh residence, Holyrood Palace. On 6th October, [...]Continue reading The Scottish Parliament Building.
19. December 2011
Since the announcement that Edinburgh would be getting a tram line, Residents in the city have not been amused. The Edinburgh trams works are proving to be a bone of contention with most Edinburgh residents who cite the Tram works as an embarrassment to the city. The work, which started in 2008 ,was due to be [...]Continue reading Edinburgh, other cities and Trams
16. December 2011
For many in Edinburgh the Christmas holiday would not be the same without a traditional visit to one of Edinburgh’s famous Pantomimes. In Edinburgh this year we have two great pantomimes to choose from, and if you are visiting Edinburgh then you too have a lucky choice to make. At The King’s Theatre at Bruntsfield [...]Continue reading Edinburgh’s Panto Season.
15. December 2011
Edinburgh is a town steeped in history, strolll through Edinburgh and you will find yourself on cobbled streets full of charm and character but it’s not secret Edinburgh’s best ‘character and charm’ is to be found within it’s public houses and bars. For Edinburgh locals and visitors alike, the lively, friendly and relaxed atmospheres of [...]Continue reading Edinburgh’s Best Pubs
14. December 2011
Edinburgh’s Hogmany celebrations are famous the world over, as Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens transforms into a sea of revelers dancing and singing their way into the New Year. Counting down the bells on Princes Street was my first experience of Edinburgh and one that encouraged me to come and live here some years ago, I [...]Continue reading Edinburgh’s Hogmany Celebrations.
10. September 2012
In Scottish cities and towns, over the past few years, people have been using the c word with greater frequency than ever before. That is to say cut backs. As the recession shows little sign of letting up, money saving measures are being rolled out across the board. At work, memos start circulating about print [...]Continue reading Cut Backs & Cheap, The New C Words
27. December 2011
As the Skiing season fast approaches it maybe time to head to the slopes to brush up on your Skiing or Snowboarding technique. While there is no shortage of snowing hills to do this on further North, finding a place to do this in a city is a lot harder. Unless that city is Edinburgh [...]Continue reading Skiing in Edinburgh.
17. December 2011
There are not many cities where you will find an area that is so versatile for activities and lucky Edinburgh benefits from the beautiful Holyrood Park. Holyrood Park contains the hills known as Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury crags. The hills are popular with walkers, runners, joggers and cyclists alike as the circumference of the base [...]Continue reading Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat
12. December 2011
Standing opposite Edinburgh’s famous Jenners department store and looking out across to Princes Street Gardens, visitors to Edinburgh cannot fail to miss the impressive Victorian designed Scott Monument located at the top of the Gardens. Visitors to the monument can climb the 287 steps, (yes we counted) to the top and enjoy clear views across [...]Continue reading Edinburgh’s Scott Monument.
6. October 2010
The John Landis cinematic portrayal of Burke & Hare, Edinburgh’s most infamous murderous thugs of yesteryear, has now got its trailer online for your perusal. ReelScotland have the trailer, I must say it looks hilarious! Well worth a look in any case.Continue reading Burke and Hare Resurrected
16. September 2010
Just in case you’ve not heard and are reading this frustratedly trying to get to work: His Expensively Holiness Der Papst is in town today at a cost of somewhere between 10 and 20 million of our lovely Scottish Pounds. Estimates vary wildly and the actual cost may never be known as costs of travel [...]Continue reading How We Could Spend X Million Pounds…
24. August 2010
If you thought Edinburgh history was all cute little stories about puppy dogs, think again. Edinburgh has a dark side, complete with a pair of serial killers who make Jack the Ripper look like a small time hood. In just eighteen months between 1827 and 1828, William Burke and William Hare murdered at least 16 [...]Continue reading Burke and Hare Edinburgh Bad Boys and Serial Killers
23. July 2009
Nearby to the the parks of Edinburgh’s Meadows, Bruntsfield Links has a long history in the city, stretching back to the 1500s. Over time, the area was used as a quarry, until the mid 1800s when the parks’ limits were clearly defined as what we know today as Bruntsfield Links. Bruntsfield Links, Present and Past [...]Continue reading Bruntsfield Links
20. July 2009
Our regular readers may notice something new on EdinburghSeasons today but in case you haven’t, and for the benefit of new readers we’ll point it out. In the right hand column, under “Recent Posts” there are now two new boxes. The first of these boxes is our facebook fan page box, this shows you the [...]Continue reading EdinburghSeasons Goes All Social
18. July 2009
A residential paradise for those who hold the key to its gates, Queen Street Gardens is largely a mystery to those who don’t live along or near the street it is named for. [image credit: stommy] An Elite History The trees that line Queen Street Gardens shelter the grounds from the public eye, although it’s [...]Continue reading Queen Street Gardens
17. July 2009
At the base of Arthur’s Seat and surrounding it in all directions is Holyrood Park, a wide expanse of grassy space disrupted only by the occasional jogger, path, or other physical fitness junkie. It seems that families make up a large proportion of those who enjoy spending time in Holyrood Park. Nearby, Holyrood Palace offers [...]Continue reading Holyrood Park
15. July 2009
Leith Links is a sprawling golf-course-cum-park located just past the foot of Leith Walk. Used mostly by locals to the area but lined with small bed and breakfasts and other residential amenities, Leith Links is a beautiful area by day with a somewhat risque reputation after dark. The area is popular with joggers, thanks to [...]Continue reading Leith Links
14. July 2009
The superb National Gallery of Scotland, located on The Mound in Edinburgh’s city centre, contains one of the United Kingdom’s finest collections of world-class paintings and sculpture. The graceful building, which opened in 1859, was designed by William Henry Playfair in a classic architectural style reminiscent of the temples of ancient Greece. [image credit: Topaz [...]Continue reading National Gallery of Scotland
13. July 2009
The lively area at the Northern end of Lothian Road where Earl Grey Street splits into Home Street and Brougham Street is known as Tollcross, and extends the cultural reach of Lothian Road out toward Bruntsfield and Morningside, two of Edinburgh’s more well-to-do neighbourhoods. Tollcross is home to the Cameo Cinema and Bar as well [...]Continue reading Tollcross