Category Archives: Edinburgh

Greyfriars Bobby – a grave and a pub

This is another popular attraction in Edinburgh that took me 20-plus years to track down. The red granite headstone marking Bobby’s grave has only been here since 1981 which explains why it looks almost new. Various pictures I found online … Continue reading

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A Robert Louis Stevenson tribute

Just about the only benefit of my staying in the Corstorphine area on Edinburgh’s outskirts was this statue across the street from the house and a few steps from the Western Corner bus stop. (The only other worthwhile attraction in … Continue reading

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tidbits of UK travel news

From the London Independent.  A (very) modest hotel in Wales scores for customer service. Even thrifty old me could afford to stay here! I wonder how far in advance one needs to book? And here are a few ideas for … Continue reading

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Introducing Edinburgh Zoo’s penguins

Edinburgh Zoo has a large and renowned collection of penguins – renowned for their daily “Penguin Parade” – when a (variable) number of penguins will take a short stroll along the pathway outside their enclosure at 2 pm each day … Continue reading

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UK news roundup – April 2013 – field trips, dogs and surcharges

From the London Independent. March/April 2013. A list of ten architecture walks from London to Glasgow and beyond. Ten of the best flea markets around Britain. Mind you, most flea markets in the US are weekly affairs at the very … Continue reading

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Fireworks from Hogmanay in Edinburgh

A YouTube video of tonight’s fireworks in Edinburgh, Scotland. Happy New Year!

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An iPhone app for Edinburgh Hogmanay

Edinburgh’s 2012/2013 Hogmanay festivities now have their own FREE iPhone app. Sounds great but I hope they’ll have an Android app soon (I’m looking at a Samsung phone for next year).

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The Christmas season has come to Edinburgh

Apparently Hogmanay isn’t enough to get folks excited in the Athens of the North, Edinburgh is celebrating all through December with an ice rink, kids’ events, light shows, caroling and all sorts of fun stuff. Wish I could be there. … Continue reading

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopens

from the London Independent… After a huge expansion and updating, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is open to visitors again.

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Happy New Year from Edinburgh

New York has its ball dropping above Times Square. In Paris, there are the flashing lights of the Eiffel Tower and champagne toasts on the  Champs Elysees. In London, the lights on the London Eye go off at the stroke of midnight. … Continue reading

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