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Need Suggestions for Family Traveling with Teenager daughter to Edinburgh during Hogmanay

by dbartbell

My husband, 15 year old daughter and I will be traveling to Edinburgh during Hogmanay. I've noticed that a lot of the events the night of the 31st are for the 18 and older crowd. We'll be with her to enjoy the concert, but is there anything we should know about the events that might make it more enjoyable for her? Any recommendations for what to do on Jan. 1st? (Besides sleep, lol.)
Your help is much appreciated!!!!!

Re: Need Suggestions for Family Traveling with Teenager daughter to Edinburgh during Hogmanay

by ranger49

Edinburgh - along with London and Cardiff and other capital cities around the world, has a great firework display from the Castle as the clocks strike midnight. There will be many revellers about that night!

http://www.edinburghguide.com/events/hogmanayfireworks

Re: Need Suggestions for Family Traveling with Teenager daughter to Edinburgh during Hogmanay

by hawkhead

You can also bring in the New year at Holyrood Park, which is more family-orientated than the Prince's Street bunfight. Also, I suspect that all the tickets for the Prince's Street event are sold out.

As for January 1st, sorry I have absolutely no idea - it is a holiday, as is the 2nd in Scotland, so apart from having to cope with the weekend, there is that as well. Although there will be more activity on the 2nd. I think the 1st will be a day for walking around Edinburgh and enjoying the sights in a relatively body/traffic-free area.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Leith Street Bridge

by 36waterfalls

Unfortunately I had no chance to visit this stunning creation at night, but it is quite a sight in daytime too.
After walking through history all day, this modern structure is a breath of fresh air.
It connects St. James Shopping Centre and Omni Centre (near Calton Hill) and it's great to get across!

Enjoy the views from Princes...

by Bagillbaer

Enjoy the views from Princes Street Gardens featuring the beautiful mix of nature (trees) and city life (buildings). Sitting in the park just below the castle, being right in Edinburgh and so far away from the city all the same...

The Scottish flag

by MalenaN

The Scottish flag dates back to a story from 832. The Scottish army was going to fight an English army and before the battle the Scottish king prayed to St Andrew for help.
St Andrew was the first Christian missionary and the Romans sentenced him to death in 60AD. He then chose another cross then Jesus had been crucified on, as he didn’t think he was worthy to have the same shape. Well, it is said that the Scots saw white clouds formed as St Andrew’s cross against a clear blue sky. The king swore that if they beat the English army St Andrew would from then be the patron saint of Scotland. And they won!

The flag is also called the Saltier.

Viewing from on high.

by JennJenn

I climbed all the way up Arthur's Seat via a path beginning near Hollyrood Castle. After close to an hour I met more and more people. There is a car park on the far side of the hill, almost at the top! Those lazy people just drive up. It's much more worth it to walk cuz you really appreciate it.

I took the long way down, along a ridge. That would have been a challenging climb!

City of the Dead -haunted...

by SusanneBeck

City of the Dead -haunted graveyard tour. Leaves from the Royal Mile nightly at 8.30pm and costs £5. Linda and I didn't actually do this, we did consider it though. It sounded so unusual I thought I'd have to tell you about it! It's a tour around a haunted graveyard at night. The poltergeist has been investigated by national and international tv, radio, newspapers and scientific journals. It has become one of the best documented and conclusive cases of poltergeist activity in history. There have even been attempts to exorcise it. The site where it exists is now permanently locked. Ever been locked in a graveyard at night with an active poltergeist?

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