Tag Archives: Edinburgh

20 New Year’s Eve Parties Around the World

See the dazzling fireworks at Rio de Janeiro's New Year's celebration on Copacabana beach.

As the Christmas lights start to fade and the holiday season is coming to an end, there’s still one final bash to send out 2015. With the New Year just around the corner, now’s the time to make your New Year’s resolutions, drink away the last year’s regrets and celebrate starting all over again in […]

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December 10, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

From Edinburgh to Skye: Discovering the Spirit of Scotland through its Castles

Eilean Donan Castle

From hilltop citadels to turreted palaces, Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles. Whether you’re interested in romantic ruins, imposing fortresses or tiny, hidden gems, each and every castle– and there are some 3,000 of them — has an intriguing tale to tell.

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March 13, 2013 by | 3 Comments

The Best Harry Potter Sites in London and Beyond

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The books have long been published and it’s been nearly a year since the last movie was released, but you still can’t get enough of all things Harry Potter, right? London is the Harry Potter hotspot this summer, with the March opening of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. An insider look at movie sets, […]

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June 25, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Horrible History: Edinburgh’s Dark Past

OK, it’s confession time. I know that tourist boards want to promote the positive and – honestly – I really do love all the good things. But sometimes I just feel in need of something a little…darker. Fortunately, we’re in Edinburgh. Now this is a city which has (it seems) more than its fair share […]

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September 29, 2009 by | 2 Comments