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Edinburgh

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Ciaran Lavery
War Horse - 2018 Tour
Sheridan Smith
Jon Richardson - Old Man
The Decrees - Single Launch Party
Sam Brookes
Daliso Chaponda - What the African Said
Silver Saturday - 1872 Cup
Silver Saturday - BT Cup Finals
Siobhan Wilson with the Demi Octet
Stop the Clocks - the Uk's No.1 Oasis Tribute
Josh Rouse
An Evening with Puddles Pity Party
The World Famous Taste of Scotland Show & Dinner
Dunfermline Children's Gala Concert
Justin Nozuka
Blanco White
Strange Bones
Van Ives
Jason Manford - Muddle Class
Palmaris

We offer CCTV and wireless alarm packages that are simple to use and give you absolute peace of mind when it comes to safety and security.

PM Solutions

PM Solutions provides a daily transactional mailing service, with processes in place which allow us to receive your data overnight and match this to your pre-set templates.

Clear Business Thinking

Helping with clear business strategies to improve and grow your business

The Optical Factory

WELCOME TO THE OPTICAL FACTORY

Kilbryde Hospice

Our aim is to improve the lives of people who have a life-limiting progressive illness.

Greg Friel

To provide high-quality, innovative motivational and musical team-building activities for the corporate sector.

Microcom Training

We are the leading provider of tailored Training solutions of NVQ / SVQ qualifications and Modern Apprenticeships with achievement rates in excess of the national average.

Webriq

A diverse group of people coming from four continents with backgrounds in sales management, web design

WebriQ Services

Very much in the same way as mobile first, the number of businesses that will implement a responsive design will still grow substantially.

The smART Concierge

The smART concierge was designed to offer a unique welcoming service providing the perfect platform for the hotel to exhibit

Get Scotland Active

To prescribe wellness opportunities and physical activity for all.

Sunny Daze Blinds

Sunny Daze is a family owned and run company specialising in providing quality window blinds. Based in Bellshill

Catch Fish Online

Next Generation Digital Design & Marketing

Gebbie & Wilson

We are happy to communicate with you by any of the modern methods that suits you.

Gas Certification Company

We strive to excel in every service we provide, adding value for our customers wherever possible, and thereby attaining national leadership in the energy industry.

Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce

LCC is a membership organisation supporting the local business community by facilitating a strong network of member businesses

Hendry Training

At Graham Hendry Training & Consultancy Services we offer bespoke training courses for businesses in Scotland and UK-wide

Mint Eyewear

Mint Eyewear is an independent distributor of new, exciting and quality eyewear.

Fiona Taylor

World-wide to use their most valuable free gift, their voice to live the life they dream of.

Play Music Now

Stated simply - we make you a great player and have lots of fun along the way.

Bespoke & Luxurious Beachwear

We offer an exclusive and stylish range of Swimwear, Bikinis, Headwear, Cover-ups and accessories for girls and ladies of all ages.

Life & Business Coaching

Helping you achieve the changes in your life you have always promised yourself.

Motherwell Bowling Club

We are a well run club with one of the best greens in Lanarkshire. It has approx 116 members with a very good youth section.

Dailmore Photography

We aim to provide a range of high quality photographic services.

Edinburgh Castle
4.5

The Devil's Advocate
4.5

Oink
4.5

The Elephant House
3

The Outsider
4

Arthur's Seat
5

Mums
4

The Edinburgh Larder
4.5

The Dogs
4

The Witchery By The Castle
3.5

Hula Juice Cafe
4.5

The Baked Potato Shop
4.5

The Holyrood 9A
4

Princes Street
4.5

The Hanging Bat Beer Cafe
4.5

Artisan Roast
4.5

Real Mary Kings Close
4

Calton Hill
4.5

David Bann
4

Brew Lab
4.5

Five Extraordinary Castles in or Near Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a wonderful old city filled with history and medieval buildings, tourist attractions and great restaurants. It's a good home-base for a research trip or vacation and you won't need a rental car… if you're willing to walk and take the bus or train. (Parking in Edinburgh is a nightmare anyway.) I've explored several amazing castles in and around Edinburgh. Some are opulent royal residences, while others are crumbling, atmospheric ruins.Edinburgh CastleThe most iconic castle in Edinburgh is, of course, Edinburgh Castle. It sits high atop Castle Rock, a volcanic plug, and looks out over the city. Archeological evidence suggests this rock has been inhabited since the second century AD. One building at Edinburgh Castle, St. Margaret's Chapel, is considered the oldest building in Edinburgh, built in the early 1100s by King David I and named in honor of his mother. The great hall was built in the early 1500s. The castle was a royal residence until 1633. After that, it was used as a military barracks. Research has established that the castle was besieged 26 times in 1100 years making it "the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world." And now it is Scotland's most visited paid tourist attraction.Holyrood PalaceHolyrood Palaceis also known as the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is the British monarchy's official residence in Scotland, and the Queen stays there for one week per year at the beginning of summer. This palace sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile, while Edinburgh Castle sits at the top. Attached to one side of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, the palace was the main residence for the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 1500s. When the royal family isn't in residence, the castle is open for tours. One of the main features is the apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots, which date from the 1500s.The 16th century north-west tower was built by King James V. The main part of the palace as it appears today was built between 1671 and 1678 in the Baroque style for Charles II when he was restored to the monarchy. What a contrast this elegant palace is to the next three castles on my list.Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle, mostly a ruin, is about three miles outside the Edinburgh city center. We took the bus, then walked about a mile through parkland fields and over a hill. It was my birthday, so I considered this a wonderful present to myself. There's nothing I enjoy more than exploring castle ruins

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New App: That Lets You Take a Literary Tour of Edinburgh

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Sneak Peak: Inside Amazon's Cambridge Research Lab (AMZN)

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Scientists Developing Device to Detect if Cancer Treatment is Working

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Royal Scottish Academy Opens Largest Exhibition

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Community News

Tourism, Tourist, Scotland, Edinburgh, Things to see Scotland
March 21, 2018

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a wonderful old city filled with history and medieval buildings, tourist attractions and great restaurants. It's a good home-base for a research trip or vacation and you won't need a rental car… if you're willing to walk and take the bus or train. (Parking in Edinburgh is a nightmare anyway.) I've explored several amazing castles in and around Edinburgh. Some are opulent royal residences, while others are crumbling, atmospheric ruins.Edinburgh CastleThe most iconic castle in Edinburgh is, of course, Edinburgh Castle. It sits high atop Castle Rock, a volcanic plug, and looks out over the city. Archeological evidence suggests this rock has been inhabited since the second century AD. One building at Edinburgh Castle, St. Margaret's Chapel, is considered the oldest building in Edinburgh, built in the early 1100s by King David I and named in honor of his mother. The great hall was built in the early 1500s. The castle was a royal residence until 1633. After that, it was used as a military barracks. Research has established that the castle was besieged 26 times in 1100 years making it "the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world." And now it is Scotland's most visited paid tourist attraction.Holyrood PalaceHolyrood Palaceis also known as the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It is the British monarchy's official residence in Scotland, and the Queen stays there for one week per year at the beginning of summer. This palace sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile, while Edinburgh Castle sits at the top. Attached to one side of the ruins of Holyrood Abbey, the palace was the main residence for the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 1500s. When the royal family isn't in residence, the castle is open for tours. One of the main features is the apartments of Mary, Queen of Scots, which date from the 1500s.The 16th century north-west tower was built by King James V. The main part of the palace as it appears today was built between 1671 and 1678 in the Baroque style for Charles II when he was restored to the monarchy. What a contrast this elegant palace is to the next three castles on my list.Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle, mostly a ruin, is about three miles outside the Edinburgh city center. We took the bus, then walked about a mile through parkland fields and over a hill. It was my birthday, so I considered this a wonderful present to myself. There's nothing I enjoy more than exploring castle ruins

January 22, 2018

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January 15, 2018

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January 8, 2018

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December 6, 2017

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November 27, 2017

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November 22, 2017

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November 15, 2017

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November 8, 2017

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October 30, 2017

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October 23, 2017

We all use Wi-fi nearly every day. It is short for wireless fidelity, using microwaves frequencies to transmit data to and from your phone. But, visible light

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The Optical Factory

The optical factory provides customers with a professional eye care service

Gebbie & Wilson

We are happy to communicate with you by any of the modern methods that suits you.

Alessio Beachwear

At Alessio we create a range of beachwear that is unique to our own designs..

Smart Concierge

The smART concierge enables your guests to have the hotel amenities at their fingertips

Mint Eye Wear

We are international in our outlook and in the brands, styles and collections we deliver.