Since 1947, the Edinburgh International Festival has brought powerful and significant work to delight and challenge the capital’s residents and visitors. Experience some of Edinburgh’s grandest venues, and to complement the performances on offer, a range of participatory events, talks, screenings and conversations with the artists themselves. Edinburgh’s six major theatres and concert halls, a few […]
The spectacular Virgin Money Fireworks Concert brings together unforgettable orchestral classics from Edinburgh’s own Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and awe-inspiring fireworks, specially choreographed by international fireworks artists Pyrovision to enhance your musical experience. Last year, a quarter of a million people gathered across the city and beyond to share in this annual grand festival season finale. Be […]
Edinburgh‘s International Storytelling Festival is one of the most admired storytelling events in the world and the largest of its kind – both from a programming and participation perspective, encompassing a wealth of cultures, traditions and styles. Enchanting performances, workshops, talks and events centred around traditional storytelling. This celebration of live oral traditions and cultural diversity […]
It’s Christmas! A time to get ridiculously merry as we start holidays, and on Edinburgh’s Santa Pub Crawl we’re going to find out if you’re actually naughty or nice! Get dressed up as Christmassy as you dare, and then dare to complete the challenges given to you throughout the night. Some of them are naughty, […]
It’s tragically true, but in a few days’ time the nights start to draw in as we begin the inevitable decline to midwinter. It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the best of the Summer is still to come, but right now we are blessed with the very late sunsets and early sunrises given to us by our northern latitude. On a good, clear night even at one o’clock in the morning there is still a sliver of light across the northern horizon, and if you get depressed by the seemingly perpetual darkness of an Edinburgh winter, now is the time to compensate with over 17 hours of daylight per day. The 2018 solstice is at precisely 11:07 on 21 June, and the Summer solstice sunrise is that morning at 04.28 which this year is a Thursday, so not the best day of the week to stay up all night. But the night before, sunset is at 22.56 and twilight lasts another hour until just after 23.00. Although not 100% dark if there is no cloud, it’s pretty much properly daylight again by 3.30 am, a full hour before sunrise. If you want to stay up and watch the […]
Edinburgh, or ‘Auld Reekie, as it is affectionately known, is the truly stunning capital of Scotland full day tours takes in some of its iconic places, including Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Calton Hill, the Royal Mile, Greyfriars Bobby and Edinburgh Castle. Always supremely popular as a tourism hotpots it is bursting with photogenic locations. It’s incredibly easy to sneak off the beaten track though and its legendarily spooky back alleys hold all sorts of opportunities for your camera. The perfect contrast to Edinburgh tours, this one’s always popular. Edinburgh Photo Tours Duration: 6 hrs approx Price: £79 per person You can purchase this tour via the PayPal link below but please contact me beforehand to discuss your individual requirements. Browse full day guided Edinburgh Tours of its iconic places including Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Calton Hill, Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.
A small country which has given the world so much. A human history dating back some 15.000 years; some of the greatest thinkers and inventors ever to walk the earth; and some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world! Edinburgh Photo Walk Tour Offer a wide range of Photography Tours, Workshops and Courses for those who wish to capture a flavour of Edinburgh’s breathtaking landscapes and learn a little of its turbulent history. Run by local photographer Rory McClvr, our tours are all about sharing our passion for our beautiful country and helping our clients get the most from each of our wonderful regions. They’re offer a range of Guided Tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Scottish Highlands and Islands. Edinburgh tours are flexible to accommodate photographers of all abilities. They deliver fantastic locations – both iconic and hidden – which will thrill the experienced photographer and beginner alike. For those less experienced, offering guidance, advice and support to help you to get the very best from the early days with your camera. Whatever your knowledge, whatever your camera, contact Edinburgh Photo Walk Tour to discuss your requirements. Gift vouchers are also available – the perfect present for the […]
Located in the south-east of Edinburgh, Arthur’s Seat has been a favourite hike for many tourists and locals equally, in most types of weather. The extinct volcano, located in the bottom of the Royal Mile, is difficult to overlook and offers impressive panoramic viewpoints of the town. But outside of that, the rock has highlighted prominently at the civilisation of that which creates the funding weird and beautiful and comes with a bunch of its very own fascinating facts. 1. Mini coffins were found in the steep rock face In Arthur’s Seat had been one of the strangest moment in History, at 1836 seventeen miniature coffins have been recovered from the cliff side. All of them had different outfits and so were buried in 3 layers; the first two with eight coffins as well as the third having one. Charles Fort maintained in his “Novel of the Dammed” the coffins had been buried at separate times. “In the very First-tier the coffins were quite decayed, and that the wrappings had mouldered away. In the next grade, the effects of the era hadn’t progressed thus significantly. The very best coffin was recent” The Main Reason behind the coffins being there is […]