Edinburgh, Scotland

It’s a (luxurious) dog’s life at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

'It's a dog's life' is frequently used to describe a miserable, sad existence. Whoever coined the phrase had obviously never visited the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel with their four-legged friend. Mr G and I recently had the pleasure of staying at the plush, four star establishment in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town with The… Continue reading It’s a (luxurious) dog’s life at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Giant Lanterns of China – a walk with legends

I love a pre-Christmas date night in Edinburgh. They've become something of a tradition for Mr G and I over the years. Me writing a Scottish travel blog takes us away from home a lot, so it's nice to spend quality time in Edinburgh every so often. Christmas date nights always follow the same format.… Continue reading The Giant Lanterns of China – a walk with legends

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh – plague, a foul stench and ghouls galore!

Edinburgh - refined and genteel by day, dark and sinister by night. Burke and Hare, Deacon Brodie and countless other thieves, cutthroats and vagabonds have crept around Auld Reekie under the cover of darkness. And is Edinburgh ashamed of its dark past? Not a jot.  This is a city that marks the site of public… Continue reading Edinburgh – plague, a foul stench and ghouls galore!

Edinburgh, Scotland

A little luxury in Edinburgh – because we’re worth it! 

The Rutland Hotel Luxury Apartments We kicked off this week in style, with an overnight stay at The Rutland Hotel Luxury Apartments.  Located slap, bang in the middle of Edinburgh's popular West End, these 5 star apartments make the perfect base for a break in Scotland's magical capital city.  They also happen to be dog friendly… Continue reading A little luxury in Edinburgh – because we’re worth it! 

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows – 250 years of the New Town

Edinburgh's Georgian Shadows One evening last week Mr G, The Teen and The Wee White Dug met me outside racing of the rats HQ at 5pm sharp for a jaunt round Edinburgh's magnificent New Town.  The Georgian New Town together with Edinburgh's Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Each year Visit Scotland choose… Continue reading Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows – 250 years of the New Town