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Edinburgh and the Lothians Travel Guide

Edinburgh and the Lothians Top Experiences

Want to learn more about Edinburgh and the Lothians? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.


Festivals in Edinburgh

Walking around Edinburgh in late July, you'll likely feel the first vibrations of the earthquake that is festival time, which shakes the city...


Ancestor Hunting

Are you a Cameron or a Campbell, Mackenzie or Macdonald? If so, you may be one of the more than 25 million people of Scottish descent around...


Hogmanay: Hello, New Year

In Scotland, New Year's Eve is called Hogmanay. Around Scotland celebrations continue the next day with customs such as "first-footing"—visiting...


Edinburgh's Castle Fit for a King

Archaeological investigations have established that the rock on which Edinburgh Castle stands was inhabited as far back as 1000 BC, in the latter...


Leith, Edinburgh's Seaport

On the south shore of the Firth of Forth, Leith was a separate town until it merged with the city in 1920. After World War II and up until the...


Top Reasons to Go to Edinburgh

Kaleidoscope of culture: Edinburgh covers it all, from floor-stomping ceilidhs to avant-garde modern dance, from traditional painting and...

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