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5 Ways to be a Tourist in Your Own Home City

Re-Discovering Your Home City You could live in one of the most amazing places on earth, and still get bored. Let’s accept it, once you’ve lived somewhere for a while and you’ve already done all of the landmarks and famous attractions, you tire of the tourists, and just want some space from it all. But what if you became a tourist yourself? You’ll be amazed what could be waiting for…

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Heading Out to Cramond Island, Edinburgh

Cramond Island, Edinburgh Being on the coast, Edinburgh offers a whole host of island gems you can access. Including Cramond island, a small tidal island accessible across the causeway at low tide from Cramond Village. Be sure to check the notice board for tide times before you head out to the island; you don’t want to find yourself stranded on the island when the tide comes in! The island itself…

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Spending an Afternoon at Edinburgh’s Seaside, Portobello

Portobello beach Edinburgh UK Scotland

Edinburgh’s Seaside When I first moved to Edinburgh, I didn’t realise just how close to the coast it really was. After all, geography never really was my strong point! There’s something so wonderful about being able to easily to escape the bustle of the city and hear the waves rolling in around you by the seaside. Portobello, or good old Porty as the locals know it, is just a short…

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World Fusion Sharing Food at Tony Singh Edinburgh

Tony Singh, Apex Hotel Edinburgh Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, as part of the Apex Hotel, you’ll find Tony Singh’s restaurant. A little un-suspecting from the outside, it’s only once you enter that you realise there’s a whole other level of seating below; which isn’t overly obvious to the passerby tourists and locals. The restaurants strap line is ‘fusion food to share’ and that it indeed lives up…

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Visiting South Queensferry, Edinburgh

South Queensferry Making the most of Edinburgh’s glorious spring sunshine, we decided to spend an afternoon heading out to the village of South Queensferry. Located under the famous Forth Road bridges, it certainly makes for a picturesque view. Take a walk along the pretty coastal pastel houses and enjoy an ice cream with a view. You can also visit one of the many bridge-facing restaurants for a totally unique dining…

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A Birthday Staycation at the Old Town Chambers, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Old Town Chambers A couple of weeks ago I was invited to enjoy a complimentary nights stay at Edinburgh’s Old Town Chambers. It coincided perfectly with my birthday weekend; and so, we were off on our mini staycation for the night. Prior to arriving, we were emailed our passcode for door entry. Which works for both the building entrance and the apartment, bespoke to each guest. No need to…

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Weekend Dining at Element Bar, Edinburgh

Element Bar, Rose Street Being a total foodie at heart, I’m always on the look out for new places to dine in Edinburgh. On the look out for new lunch locations, I was invited to try out Element Bar, on Rose Street. Look at any guide for Edinburgh, and you’ll soon realise that Rose Street is home to lots of pubs and cafes. Not normally a place I would head…

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