Edinburgh Weekend suggestions

See here for how our Managing Director would spend his weekend in Edinburgh as a tourist:  http://www.destination-edinburgh.com/blog/

This is Edinburgh…..

Edinburgh is like no other city with its grand buildings, winding cobbled alleyways, a city beneath the city, and all in the shadow of quite simply a spectacular castle!  Visitors can marvel at so many sights and have a genuine feel of being in Scotland with all things tartan and bagpipes! We at Destination Edinburgh really want our customers to have a great time when in the Capital City of Scotland, and believe that the following site is a great place for everything you could want when in Edinburgh – what’s on, restaurant offers, top things to see and even the best things to do according to the season.  There really is a load of information that   would be useful to all of our guests, click here for information: 

http://thisisedinburgh.com/

 

TripAdvisor Update

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We are delighted to announce that our apartments(Destination Edinburgh Apartments) are now ranked 5th in Edinburgh Apartments on Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor is where the world goes to plan, rate and research trips and holidays. With over 280 million users each month, we have to maintain an extremely high standard of service to ensure our ratings remain as high as they can possibly be.

To read about our Glory Days News please have a look at our Glory Days Blog or for Destination Edinburgh News our Destination Edinburgh Blog

Edinburgh Christmas Plans Released

Christmas in Edinburgh is a very special time of year! The beautiful setting and the festive atmosphere go hand in hand to provide a sensational pre-Christmas experience.

Last year saw the expansion of the Christmas market seeing it move to St Andrews Square, this continues this year with plans for a oval ice rink for shoppers and tourists to enjoy!

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This will go perfectly with the already extremely popular Winter Wonderland which is located under the gaze of Edinburgh castle in Princess street Gardens.

A further bonus for residents of Edinburgh residents is the 20% discount that organizers are planning to reward them with.

For a full list of the plans check out the Edinburgh News Article

Things to do in Edinburgh and surrounding area

During your stay in Edinburgh, take a look at this blog form our sister company to get some ideas of what to do

 

http://www.destination-edinburgh.com/blog/

Ryder Cup 2014

The Ryder Cup is nearly upon us and the excitement is buzzing around Edinburgh

Click http://www.destination-edinburgh.com/blog/ for an interesting read on the Ryder Cup 2014 from one of our other sites

 

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Photo courtesy of www.rydercup.com

Book Direct for free gift

We are delighted to say that from now, any bookings made directly through our website or over the phone at Destination Edinburgh Apartments, will receive a free gift!

So, why not make that booking today and come visit some of Edinburgh’s most iconic sites such as Edinburgh Castle, Royal Yacht Britannia, Palace of Holyroodhouse and many, many more!

Call us on 0131 556 3840 or visit www.destinationedinburghapartments.co.uk

 

 

Forth Road Bridge 50th Celebrations

This weekend there will round off the celebrations marking 50 years since the Forth Road Bridge opened. In 1964 the bridge opened up the city of Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife. However, more importantly, it made the north of Scotland much more accessible for the rest of the UK.

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The marvel of the engineering, is still gawped at by all that travel along it’s 1.6 mile stretch, was the 4th largest Suspension bridge at the time of completion. It is by far the toughest bridge of the 4 having to deal with the harsh Scottish winters and gale force winds!

Saturday the 13th will see Big Country performing and a fire river flowing across the span of the bridge, culminating in a street party in South Queensferry.

Read more at Bbc News

New dedicated Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo website

“We are proud to be an Official Travel Trade partner for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and over 10,000 clients have been with us to this wonderful event and breathtaking City! Always a sell-out event, book your package now to avoid disappointment!”

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Glory Days Ltd have just launched our new dedicated Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Travel Packages website.

Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks

Everyone loves a good fireworks display, and where better to see one than in Edinburgh………..and not just any old display, but the World’s largest annual Fireworks Concert!  That is some accolade, and one that Edinburgh lives up to and is proud of.  Each year, to celebrate the end of the International Festival, the City hosts a spectacular fireworks display to mark a sensational end to what has been a great month.  Set from Edinburgh Castle as a stunning backdrop it is an event not to be missed.  With the concert to take place this weekend it has inspired us to take a look at some of the best fireworks displays around the world

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-19438742

For details of this year’s end of Festival fireworks concert click here:  http://www.eif.co.uk/virginmoneyfireworks#.U_syImOOqBg

 

Sydney’s New Years Eve Fireworks

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Sydney really knows how to do fireworks in style!  Possibly one of the largest and most spectacular New Year’s Eve firework displays, it really does make for a great start to the New Year

Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night (5th November)

Remember, remember the 5th of November.  The rhyme never forgotten once told.  The day of a series of fireworks across the country, the UK celebrates this to commemorate the day Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, had a foiled attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament.   Most places around the country have displays and it is a lovely

Bastille Day (Paris, France)

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Bastille Day is the French National Day, celebrated on July 14th each year and concluding with a spectacular fireworks display.  With the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop it really does offer an iconic display.

 

Independence Day (America – Macy’s 4th July fireworks spectacular)

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http://www.nyconthecheap.com/2014/07/best-viewing-spots-brooklyn-macys-fourth-july-2014-fireworks/

Not to be outdone by competition around the globe, it is inevitable that America would feature in a round up of the top displays around the world.  Known for all things supersized, the 4th July firework displays, and Macy’s in particular, follow suit and will not disappoint!

 

With all this to inspire you, head to Edinburgh this Sunday for 9pm and witness for yourself one of the world’s best firework displays