Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and one of the most startling and beautiful cities in the world.  It’s a bustling, exciting and charming place no matter when you decide to visit.

Saluted as ‘the Athens of the North’ you can feel a sense of history just walking along many of its old romantic cobbled streets and narrow wynds whilst in constant awe of Edinburgh Castle sitting proudly over the city on top of a 700 million year old extinct volcano.



Find Book Heaven in Armchair Books

Armchair books is a second hand bookshop based at 72 and 74 West Port, just above the Grassmarket. It has all types of books crammed in from floor to ceiling along little corridors.
West Port 72-74
Edinburgh EH1 2LE Scotland GB

Edinburgh Walking Tour

Edinburgh Guided Tour gives you a unique insight into the history, architecture and famous historical characters of our beautiful city. Our two main guides are Stuart and Richard Usher who are the direct descendants of Andrew Usher who was ‘The father of the modern Scottish whisky industry’.
Lothian Road
Edinburgh Scotland GB

Don’t miss the hidden gem of Dean Village

Only minutes from Princes Street and the Water of Leith is this most amazing little village with cobbled streets, lovely old and historic buildings and beautiful views along the river.
Edinburgh EH4 3AY Scotland GB

Soak up the vibrant bustling atmosphere of the Grassmarket in one of its outdoor bistros

The Grassmarket is an ideal place to eat, drink, shop and take in the atmosphere of the historic part of the Old Town
Edinburgh EH1 2JU Scotland GB

Investigate the neo-classical architecture of the New Town

The New Town was actually built in the 18th century and incorporates neo-classical style buildings with tall ceilings and decorative finishes.
Edinburgh EH2 1AW Scotland GB

Journey around our world past, present and future at the National Museum of Scotland

This museum is fascinating, inspiring and a great day out for all ages. Find out about dinosaurs, animals around the world and the wonders of natur
Chambers Street
Edinburgh Scotland GB

Shop, eat and enjoy the gardens in Princes Street

Edinburgh’s Princes Street is the start of the New Town and a lovely place to enjoy a day shopping with its beautiful gardens running alongside it and the castle high up overlooking it.
Princes Street
Edinburgh Scotland GB

Stroll down the medieval Royal Mile

Spend some time exploring Edinburgh's most famous street, The Royal Mile. This mile long street runs downhill from Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, a journey once taken by many Kings and Queens throughout Scotland's history.
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh Scotland GB

Bring out your creative side – experience the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

See paintings, photography, sculpture and film in a combination of grand galleries, small rooms and the ‘not to be missed’ Victorian Library and Great Hall.
Queen Street 1
Edinburgh EH2 1JD Scotland GB

North Berwick Law

The pretty town of North Berwick is a joy in itself but it also boasts the North Berwick Law, a hill of volcanic rock that survived the ice age.
North Berwick EH39 5NX Scotland GB

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat

If it’s panoramic and breathtaking views you are after, the summit of Arthur’s Seat offers one of the best vantage points over the city
Edinburgh EH8 8AL Scotland GB

Take a stroll around the Meadows

After the dank of the underground vaults, enjoy the fresh air in the large public park, The Meadows.

Check Out The Underground

Edinburgh is a city with secrets. The Blair Street underground caverns are magnificent and breathtaking.

Visit Holyrood Palace

The Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of the Royal Mile and is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth.

Drop in at St. Giles’ Cathedral

The Royal Mile

The name was given to the main thoroughfare in the Old Town of Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is formed by the succession of streets
Edinburgh Scotland GB

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove is a series of underground passageways and chambers hand-carved from sandstone located beneath the streets of Gilmerton, an ex-mining village, now a southeastern suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Edinburgh Scotland GB


Williamstone – The Barn

Williamstone Farm Steadings are set in their own four acre plot of stunning farmland on the edge of North Berwick. The three properties all share their own individual subtle luxury, a combination of traditional farm buildings complemented by modern sympathetic restoration.
North Berwick EH39 5DG Scotland GB

Carlowrie Castle

Voted one of the top three venues in Europe under 200 bedrooms at The 2016 International Hotel Awards.
Dalmeny EH29 9ES GB

Eastside Stable

Off the beaten track yet just 10 miles from central Edinburgh, Stable Cottage is the perfect bolthole for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Set amidst the swathes of rich purple heather, wild flowers and Scots pines, it offers miles of walking from your doorstep.
Penicuik EH26 9LN Eastside, Scotland GB

Eastside Byre

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cosy cottage in the Pentland Hills is part of a beautifully converted 18th Century farmstead near Edinburgh. The Byre is ideal for holidays but also small parties & family gatherings in the country.
Penicuik EH26 9LN Eastside, Scotland GB

Eastside Steading

The Steading Cottage is hidden in a peaceful glen of the Pentlands Hills surrounded by rugged heather hills, long walks & spectacular views. Explore the stunning landscapes & nearby Edinburgh – or just curl up by a roaring fire in your hilltop hideaway.
Penicuik EH26 9LN Eastside, Scotland GB

Westside Woodshed

The Woodshed is a modern architectural gem just 10 miles from central Edinburgh.
Penicuik EH26 9LN GB

The Dunstane Houses

Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses is a family-run boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh.
West Coates 4
Edinburgh EH12 5JQ Scotland GB

23 Mayfield

Edinburgh guest houses luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Edinburgh, formerly Barony Guest House, owners formerly of Aonach Mor, close to Edinburgh shopping, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh museums, art galleries and visitor attractions.
Mayfield Gardens 23
Edinburgh EH9 2BX Scotland GB

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Spotlight: Williamstone Farm Steadings

Williamstone Farm Steadings are set in their own four acre plot of stunning farmland on the edge of North Berwick. ‘The Barn’ is just one of three choices of accommodation that Williamstone Farm Steadings have on offer alongside, ‘The Byre’ and ‘The Bothy’.

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