Edinburgh

  • 1 Lands of a Scottish legend
    "Wallace made Scotland; he is Scotland: he is the symbol of all that is best  and purest and truest and most heroic in our national life." with these words, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, the...

  • 2 Time for tea - and cakes, too!
    Quite simply, tea is our national drink, classless and timeless, and every day we drink 165 million cups of it. But 'tea' isn't just a drink: even the cricket commentators appreciate a slice of cake with...

  • 3 Five spectacular New Year plans
    Magical, musical New Year in Dublin Not satisfied with a single night of fun, the Irish capital is planning to ring in the New Year with the NYE Festival, a three-day extravaganza of music and entertainment....

  • 4 Five-star train-spotting!
    The Blue Train  Ranked among the very best hotels in the world, not only for the luxury and exclusivity of the accommodation and the quality of the service, but also for the chance to travel back...

  • 5 Edinburgh – even better in summer
    Scotland's second most populous city lies about fifty miles north of the English border, between the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills. With its fine castle perched high on a rocky crag, the medieval...

  • 6 Which summer festival will you choose?
    Veranos de la Villa – Madrid's Summer in the city One of the year's top diary dates in the Spanish capital. Dance, theatre, zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and concerts are all performed on stages...

  • 7 Europe gets ready to greet 2011
    Forget the world recession and other worries. The night of December 31st is a time to dream; it's a time to focus on the positive and the world of possibilities ahead. Above all, it's a time to join with...

  • 8 'Impressionist gardens' on display in Edinburgh
    If you ask someone which artist they think of in connection with gardens, the chances are that the name they'd give would be that of Impressionist master, Claude Monet. And, indeed, many of Monet's works...



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