Photo Hotspots

Edinburgh Castle

Palace Of Holyrood House

Calton Hill

Old Town

Princes Street

St Giles' Cathedral

Scott Monument

Edinburgh Waverley

Scottish National Gallery

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

Scottish Parliament Building

Forth Bridge

Firth of Forth

Nelson Monument

Castle Rock

Colour Gallery

Many people I know have said to me at some point that they too would like to visit Scotland but the weather plays a great role in deciding not to visit. Well all I can say is whoever decides to visit is normally surprised how good the weather can be, not always but where is perfect weather guaranteed here in Europe these days? The German weather is just as unpredictable as that in the UK but nonetheless many travellers choose other destinations for the weather & miss out on a country that through its history & jaw dropping scenery just has to be on that bucket list of places to see. A visit to Edinburgh is definitely a part of this experience.

“The view of Edinburgh from the road before you enter Leith is quite enchanting: it is, as Albert said, fairy-like & what you would only imagine as a thing to dream of, or to see in a picture.”

– Queen Victoria

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again & again.”

– Alexander McCall Smith

“Half a capital & half a country town, the whole city leads a double existence; it has long trances of the one & flashes of the other; like the king of the Black Isles, it is half alive & half a monumental marble.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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Did You Know?

“You’ll have had your tea?” was at one point a common Edinburgh greeting & is still used by some to this day as a way of avoiding putting the kettle on. It is said to have originated from an 18th century nobleman named Mackintosh of Borlum, who was not willing to put up with the sound of tea-slurping at social occasions.

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