The annual Edinburgh Festival fireworks finale concludes the epic Edinburgh festival season – which includes the world renowned Fringe Festival. The majority of festivals take place in August, and the Fringe festival has been a mainstay of Edinburgh since 1947. The phenomenal fireworks display is accompanied by live music, in sync…

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The recent restoration of the Scottish Borders Railway has opened up this serine part of Scotland to visitors. It is part of Scotland often neglected by visitors, but one major draw is Melrose Abbey. Historically known as St. Mary’s, it is located 40 miles south of Edinburgh and today is easily accessible…

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August in Edinburgh is busy, so I should have known better when I planned a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which rises above the hustle and bustle of the city. I immediately thought “Screw This”, as the throngs of tourists poured out of their tour buses and through the gate of the…

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