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Salisbury Crags Edinburgh

The Crags are around 150 feet high (46m)  and have been used for rock climbing since the earliest days of the sport. Climbing is now restricted to the South Quarry with only bouldering and free climbing permitted. This is to protect the unique geological nature of the Crags from damage by fixings or rope climbing. The South Quarry is accessed on […]

Edinburgh and Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation has been recently revived in the 21st century by the BBC. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr Watson the series has been a worldwide success. The third season finished with fans being left with another cliffhanger in the seeming resurrection of Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty. […]

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh is a city of distinct parts.  The Old and New Town are separated by the green expanse of Princes Street Gardens and centuries of history.  The ancient  buildings chronicle the city’s past and it is impossible not wonder what life was like in those days gone by.  As the old saying goes, ‘Age before […]

Edinburgh City of Literature

Edinburgh is famous for its International Art Festival in August but this is just one of many festivals that occur in the city annually.  The Edinburgh International Book festival is set to begin on August 9th 2014.  This literary extravaganza claims to be the largest public celebration of the written word in the world.  The […]

Haunted Edinburgh

Recent press reports have listed Edinburgh as the most haunted city in the United Kingdom. With 375 paranormal sightings in the last 25 years Edinburgh beat Glasgow and Nottingham to the title of ‘spookiest’ city. The results were collated together by author and ghost hunter Christian Jensen Romer to promote a new tv programme, ‘Paranormal […]