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The Annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo is by all accounts the highlight of the Festival season.....and I've never managed to see it yet!! This year for the second time the Esplanade will be graced by the appearance of Shetland's own Hjaltibonhoga fiddlers who went down a storm last year. The whole experience is breathtaking, tear jerking, hairs on the back of your neck exciting so try and grab a ticket if you can..and beat me to it!

The Annual Edinburgh Military Tattoo is by all accounts the highlight of the Festival season.....and I've never managed to see it yet!! This year for the second time the Esplanade will be graced by the appearance of Shetland's own Hjaltibonhoga fiddlers who went down a storm last year. The whole experience is breathtaking, tear jerking, hairs on the back of your neck exciting so try and grab a ticket if you can..and beat me to it!

Our favourite place to eat in Edinburgh. Buffet style dining incorporating Chinese, Indian, Thai, Korean and European dishes. And.....ooooh, the desserts. Watch out for the chocolate fountain! Booking recommended.

Our favourite place to eat in Edinburgh. Buffet style dining incorporating Chinese, Indian, Thai, Korean and European dishes. And.....ooooh, the desserts. Watch out for the chocolate fountain! Booking recommended.

Oh the Castle the Castle. No self respecting visitor to Edinburgh can avoid it. It's well worth it, if only just for the view. But a word of advice ...book your tickets in advance. The ticket queues can be horrendous, even off season.

Oh the Castle the Castle. No self respecting visitor to Edinburgh can avoid it. It's well worth it, if only just for the view. But a word of advice ...book your tickets in advance. The ticket queues can be horrendous, even off season.

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events are spectacular, not least of which is the torchlight procession headed up by Lerwick's Jarl's Squad. We watched the festivities this year from the Mound then walked to Calton Hill to see the fireworks and it was quite simply amazing. A great time to visit Edinburgh, but bring your woollies!

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events are spectacular, not least of which is the torchlight procession headed up by Lerwick's Jarl's Squad. We watched the festivities this year from the Mound then walked to Calton Hill to see the fireworks and it was quite simply amazing. A great time to visit Edinburgh, but bring your woollies!

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh - our kids (aged 11 and 10) LOVED this! Located at top of Royal Mile just below the Castle. Visit www.camera-obscura.co.uk for more details. Well worth a visit!

Camera Obscura, Edinburgh - our kids (aged 11 and 10) LOVED this! Located at top of Royal Mile just below the Castle. Visit www.camera-obscura.co.uk for more details. Well worth a visit!

Holyrood Park is on the doorstep of both of our holiday apartments (see www.holyroodparkselfcatering.co.uk) and is our favourite spot in Edinburgh. A piece of the country right in the heart of the city. Take a stroll, a walk, a jog, a run, a hike, a scramble or...just breathe! Enjoy.

Holyrood Park is on the doorstep of both of our holiday apartments (see www.holyroodparkselfcatering.co.uk) and is our favourite spot in Edinburgh. A piece of the country right in the heart of the city. Take a stroll, a walk, a jog, a run, a hike, a scramble or...just breathe! Enjoy.

Two well appointed two bedroom ground floor flats in the city centre, close to the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Park. Please view our website www.holyroodparkselfcatering.co.uk for more details and to book your next holiday

Two well appointed two bedroom ground floor flats in the city centre, close to the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Holyrood Park. Please view our website www.holyroodparkselfcatering.co.uk for more details and to book your next holiday