Visit Edinburgh, or elsewhere in Scotland
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This site lists discount hotels throughout Britain, together with useful
directories for many of the locations including
Edinburgh. The directories on this site give addresses and
telephone numbers for restaurants, accommodation, museums, theatres,
colleges, universities, libraries, culture, etc.
Bo'ness, about 20 miles to the
west of Edinburgh, is the home of the Scottish Railway Preservation
SRPS operates Scottish
Rail Tours and a the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway. This preserved steam
railway linking Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth and Birkhill with its
preserved fireclay mines, 3.5 miles to the south-west.
The railway operates a
daily service in July and August and at weekends for the remainder of the
year. There are special events throughout the year, including Easter Egg Specials, Diesel Gala, Santa Steam Trains,
Days Out with Thomas.
The event, taking in Meadowbank Stadium, Queen's Park, Edinburgh Old Town
and Princes Street will be held on 21 September 2003. Those wishing
to enter must do so by 9 September 2003.
For further details of
Events in Edinburgh in the weeks leading up to Christmas see the
Christmas web site.
This is a site that gives some useful contact details (telephone no. and
map; also email address and web address if available) for many
Edinburgh businesses. The companies are grouped by category -
hotels, restaurants, type of shop, etc.
Almost a hundred life-size
fibreglass cows decorated the streets of Edinburgh for ten weeks from
May 2006. This was Edinburgh's
an event that has been held in different cities around the world in
The cows are to be sold in a
Gala Auction at Prestonfield House Hotel on September 7, 2006.
This web page gives details of the Gala Auction.
Edinburgh's Civic Trust,
Cockburn Association, helps to promote and finance this day, on which
the owners of about 60 public buildings in and around Edinburgh will open
their buildings, free of charge, to the public.
select their own date for this event each year. Edinburgh has chosen
Saturday 25 September 2004.
Details of addresses and times for each of
the buildings open this year, together with brief background and
architectural details are available:
- in a leaflet to be published by
the Cockburn Association, Trunk's Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh
page on the Cockburn Association's web site.
Granton Harbour in Edinburgh on the
Firth of Forth is to host East Coast Sailing Week - a week of
sailing races beginning Sunday 18 July 2004. For further details see
the East Coast Sailing Week
site gives details of the Easter Play to
be held in five locations in West Princes Street Gardens on the afternoon
of Easter Saturday, 26 March 2005.
Edinburgh 247 web site includes:
- Today's top news headlines.
- Bus and train timetables.
- Cinema listings and
"What's On in Edinburgh?".
- Edinburgh pictures that can be
sent as email postcards.
This site includes an
toolkit for Edinburgh which
lists accommodation by category: hostels, B&B, 2/3 star hotels, 4
star hotels, etc. with a brief comment on each of the accommodations.
The site also gives information Edinburgh airport, Edinburgh transport and
This web site provides
information on accommodation, transport and events in and around
Edinburgh. The Tourist Board is based at the East End of Princes
Street, close to the exit from Edinburgh Waverley Station.
The Edinburgh CowParade will be in Edinburgh for ten weeks from May 15,
2006. About a hundred cows will be decorated and placed around the
city's streets. For further details, see the official
Edinburgh CowParade site
Many festivals are held annually in Edinburgh. Here are the
dates and links to web sites for some of the festivals in 2007. Some of
the web site links may be the same in subsequent years.
A record 1,697,293 tickets were sold for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
through their box office in 2007, a 10.8% increase on 2006.
More tickets would have been sold 'at the door'.
- 31,000 performances
- 18,626 performers
- 2,050 shows
- 250 venues
Edinburgh Evening News, August 28, 2007, p.3
web site for further details of the Edinburgh Marathon half-marathon to be
held in spring 2006
This site by Kevin Ireson gives details of Edinburgh
hotels. It provides online booking. It also has links to other
Edinburgh sites for details of churches, historic buildings, galleries,
restaurants and "What's On in Edinburgh?".
web site for further details of the Edinburgh Marathon to be held on 12
This is a new non-commercial web site set up by
Morris Skilling, Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, to record his interest in
Edinburgh. The site has drop-down menus at the top of each page,
with links to pages covering:
Stories of Old Edinburgh
- Present: Attractions, Places to Visit
Free museums and galleries.
With this new web site (set up in
2010) Graham Gaw tells me that he hopes to "recreate the Edinburgh
Fuji photo Trails laid out in the city in 1993 and seemingly long
I have occasionally found small plaques embedded in the pavements
in Edinburgh suggesting spots that photos might be taken from. I
assume these plaques are part of the Edinburgh Fuji Photo Trails.
also includes a few of his photos taken on these Photo Trails.
site has been set up by a group of enthusiasts to display some of the
group's photographs taken underground, in and around Edinburgh, of
places that might not otherwise be seen: the nuclear bunker, monks'
cave, clay mine, copper mine, etc.
Alternatively, for parts of underground Edinburgh that are open to
the public, please see the
Real Mary King's Close
web site below.
For over 50 years the Edinburgh Arts
Festival has been held in August, accompanied by a far larger Fringe
Festival. Edinburgh is also host to a several other Festivals,
including a Science Festival, Children's Festival, Jazz Festival, Book
Festival and Film Festival. This web site, provided by The
Scotsman newspaper, gives more details.
In 2003, there will also be a
Festival of the Sea to be staged at Leith Harbour from 23 to
This is the site for details of the Great
Scottish Walk - a 12-mile charity walk in Edinburgh on 20 June
2004, from Queen's Park to Meadowbank Stadium via the Old Town of
Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens and Leith.
The 10th Anniversary MTV Europe Music
Award Ceremony is to be held at Leith Docks, Edinburgh on 6 November
This event is primarily aimed at the music industry, but other
music events will be held in Edinburgh to coincide. For more info on the
Award Ceremony, see the
MTV web site.
This web site gives
details of when the
murals by Phoebe Anna Traquair on the walls of the Mansfield
Traquair Centre, formerly a Catholic Apostolic Church at Mansfield
Place, Broughton, Edinburgh can be viewed.
This site provides maps
of Edinburgh (and elsewhere in Britain) to match a post-code that is
entered. It also has links to web-cams in Edinburgh.
Real Mary King's Close
site gives a brief description and photographs of the Warren of
closes, or narrow streets, hidden underground beneath Edinburgh City
Chambers in the Royal Mile.
These closes have now been
opened to the public as a visitors' attraction. Please see this
web site for details
The National Galleries of Scotland have
four galleries in Edinburgh, including:
- The National Portrait Gallery with its
collections of paintings and photographs.
- A gallery at the foot of the Mound,
that is now
undergoing refurbishment as part to the
prior to hosting an exhibition of Claude Monet's paintings, beginning
For further details of events in Edinburgh around
the New Year, see the
Edinburgh's Hogmanay web site
Science Festival is an annual event in Edinburgh, to be held from 3rd to
24th April 2004. It will have a good range of exhibitions, talks and
events for children.
For further details, see the
festival web site or telephone (0)131 556 5588.
Christmas events in 2004 will include The Great Scottish Santa Run in West
Princes Street Gardens on 12 December 2004.
Proceeds are for charity. Further
details and entry forms can be found on
The Santa Run web site.
This web site from Blair
Logie has images of Scotland -
There is also a section on the
history of Scotland which Blair hopes will grow, with the inclusion of
some guest articles.
page on the SCRAN web site is the place to look to find out more about the
statues from Sir Walter Scott's novels that are featured on the
in East Princes Street Gardens.
site gives images of each of the statues and details of where they are
located on the monument.
This page from the NASA web sites gives the times when the Space
Shuttle will be
visible from Edinburgh.
web site provides impartial advice on planning a journey by bus, coach
or train, whether it be to Edinburgh or elsewhere in Britain.
The site includes a Journey Planner into which you key in
'from', 'to' and when you wish to travel.
Travel Guide includes:
- a brief history of the city
- advice on travel.
- weather information, and current weather.
This site may be of interest to visitors to Edinburgh and people living
locally, It gives details of Arts, Entertainment, Business, Sports,
Travel, Tourism, etc. with links to many other Edinburgh sites,
including maps of Edinburgh.
This section of the online encyclopaedia,
Wikipedia, covers the history of Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven,
and gives brief details of some of Edinburgh's famous residents.
Here is the
5-day weather forecast for Edinburgh, from the BBC web site.
I have found this
Date web site to be helpful. It gives:
- the current time in
Edinburgh (and in many other cities).
- times of sunrise,
sunset, moon data.
- distances from
Edinburgh to other cities.
- forecast of weather
for the next week.
Snow Forecast site has some useful maps showing forecasts of expected
rain, snow, temperature, wind and cloud throughout Scotland over the next
web site has links to several cameras situated around the centre of
Edinburgh - both web cameras (with the views refreshed every 3
to 5 seconds) and streaming cameras (showing moving pictures).
This is a site provided by City of
Edinburgh Council. It has lots of useful links to other web sites
for Edinburgh Arts, Leisure, Transport, History, etc.