Visiting Edinburgh

Edinburgh visitor attractions and info.

Historic Visitor Attractions Open Doors For Free

Submitted by edg on Wed, 2 Mar '11 11.26pm

Heritage body Historic Scotland is holding a special Spring promotion with 5,000 half-price tickets to Edinburgh Castle and 5,000 free tickets to historic places across the country up for grabs.

Weather: Christmas Was White, Will Hogmanay Be Alright?

Submitted by edg on Tue, 28 Dec '10 8.55pm

Christmas day in Edinburgh 2010 was "white" by both definitions: the city was covered in snow and the Met Office officially recorded snow flakes falling in the city. At least one flake must fall on 25th December for it to be technically called "A White Christmas" as far as the bookies are concerned.

Trains Continue to Struggle With Freezing Cold

Submitted by edg on Wed, 22 Dec '10 10.41am

Has day-to-day freezing ice and snow become the new normal? It seems to have been going on for ever. First it was Snowvember, now De-icember, in what has been the worst weather conditions in  living memory. With climatologists (such as former government chief scientific advisor David King) suggesting that cold winters come in multiple years, we may need to get used to these bitterly cold conditions.