Sitting on a bench and drinking a pint in the exact same spot where for the past 5 centuries weary travellers and merchants have sat, drinking a pint just as I am now... that's what the pubs in the... more
Stylish bar on corner of St Andrews Sq/George St that has a stunning world map of the wine growing areas painted on the ceiling. The food is good and the wine is so valued that it's in a vault in the... more
This is the club for you if you are after some rock! Downstairs is a jukebox (the Pixies! Metallica! Awesome!) and upstairs they have a DJ. We ended up there on Monday though, which is when they have... more
Dirty Dick's was established in 1859. Before you think that the name sounds like something you could catch on a stag-weekend or a naughty holiday to Thailand, here's the story:
Dick was an old lad in... more
The main reason why I was in Edinburgh was to see 'The Phantom of the Opera' at The Playhouse. I'm a big fan of the musical and have seen it many times. As well as marking my 50th visit to the musical... more
Walking to a pub with live folk music I found this beautiful building, till now unidentified.
By the way, the music was lively, the bar was small but friendly, and I don't remeber where, so, go... more
Hudsons Bar is part Edinburghs newest hotel and is a great place to spend the night. Large plasma screens behind the bar dissappear into the ceiling when not required. Good selection of wines and... more
Empires is a turkish restaurant in Edinburgh Old Town which offers a fantastic experience. This restaurant/café is not all about the food but the ambience and charm of this little place in amazing and... more
This leisure complex hosts a number of restaurants as well as a cinema, health club, bars and so forth. Restaurants include Filling Station, Frankie & Benny's, The Glasshouse, La Tasca, Lloyds No. 1... more
After visiting Edinburgh Castle where we visited the Royal Scots Regimental Museum and learned about Ensign Ewart capturing the French 45th's Regiment's Eagle and Standard at the Battle of Waterloo we... more
At the Battle of Flodden in 1513 King James IV and most of the Scottish nobility of the day were killed by the English. Scotland lay defenceless and the citizens of Edinburgh rapidly built a... more
My first night in Edinburgh and I went to the 'Eros & Elite.' It was great!
This is a twin scene nightclub, although when I was there only one part was open. Eros is the dance music part and Elite is... more
Edinburgh is a great city full of history. Some people call it the Athens of the North but it is truely Scotland's Jewel. A place dear to my heart and full of childhood memories - Ah Auld Reekie will...
As with most travellers I've always been to the touristy places when visiting somewhere but it seems a bit odd in your home town. Thanks to some impetus from VT I did make some effort to see more of...
Thats what my Edinburgh travelpage will be about. Mostly. During my 3 years in hospitality that was my scene. That was what interested me then. Food. And drink. And music. And more food and drink. And...