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My daughter is Harry Potter mad so we came here looking for hand prints of J.K.Rowling. I was happy to see hand prints of Ian Rankin as he is one of my favourite authors. You can find them on the ground as you enter the...More
Built 1753-61 and this use to be Royal Exchange, before City Council took over. Great, central location in Royal Mile, short walk away from Castle area. Known also for their gold hand prints(Edinburgh Award) on front yard, there you can find local celebrities from Harry...More
Each year the Edinburgh Award is given to an Edinburgh citizen for their contributions to the city and the positive focus it has brought to Edinburgh from outside the country. Part of the honor is to have the winner's hands imprinted in the flagstone of...More
We entered through the arcade screen on High Street into the superb quadrangle. Dominating the central portion is a fabulous bronze of Alexander Taming Bucephalus. From certain viewpoints the dynamism of the famous horse is tremendous.
The architecture is most impressive comprising fine facades constructed...More
My wife and I had a glimpse inside the reception area of the City Chambers today whilst having a walk up the Royal Mile.
We were first drawn towards the courtyard of the City Chambers by the beautiful architecture, and sitting in the middle of...More
In the heart of tourist Edinburgh opposite St Giles Cathedral on the royal mile, is this fine piece of architecture, with a lovely classical forecourt in it, hive of activity, loads of people having a look around, but obviously rapidly forgotten, I have seen shopping...More
Located in the heart of the Royal Mile, this place offers isolation on a busy street. You are walking distance from everything yet and a quiet place just off the Royal mile. The best part was the hotel/room itself. It was fun cozy quiet. My...More
By far one of the nicest places we've stayed. It's so clean and modern amidst old architecture. It was a complete and quiet apartment in the heart of Edinburgh. The kids had their own space, plus a living area, eating area and more importantly, our...More
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.