Category Archives: See and do

Fascinating museums, breathtaking outdoor spaces, historic buildings… there’s no excuse to be bored in Edinburgh! See below for some of our favourite things to see and do in the city.

Edinburgh Dungeon

One of the things I love about Edinburgh is its colourful past. The streets of the Old Town are just teeming with fascinating stories, some a little *ahem*grisly at times, but these tales are definitely worth seeking out while you are in Edinburgh. One of the best places  to see these stories come to life is at the Edinburgh Dungeon, just behind Waverley Station on Market Street.

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Fashioning a Reign at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

2016 marks the year of the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen, which is an important landmark event for Edinburgh. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, her official residence in the city, is marking the occasion by celebrating her 90 years of style with Fashioning a Reign – a special collection that charts The Queen’s life in beautiful outfits worn throughout her life.

The exhibition officially opened on the 21st April, The Queen’s 90th birthday, but I was invited along recently by the Royal Collection Trust to a special private viewing of the display, which I was absolutely delighted to attend.

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Drawing the Royal Mile with Edinburgh Sketcher

Anyone who has been in Edinburgh for any length of time and has a Twitter or Instagram account will no doubt have heard of Edinburgh Sketcher. The talented chap (IRL name Mark Kirkham) has accrued a formidable social media following and enchants folk from far and wide with his unique and charming hand-drawn pictures of the city.

I was excited to hear that he’s teamed up  with Mercat Tours (the same folk who do the Doomed, Dead and Buried Tour)  to offer a special storytelling and sketching tour of the Royal Mile. I’ve been a huge fan of his work as far as I can remember, so when I was offered a place on the tour through my work I absolutely leaped at the chance.

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