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Botanics Lights

Very popular and no wonder.   http://www.rbge.org.uk/whats-on/home/botaniclights  

November 22, 2015 12:00 am

Zoo Nights

Visit the world famous Edinburgh Zoo after hours for a really different night out.

April 18, 2015 12:00 am

Otter sighting

After three days of rain the river is now in spate. These are the conditions that sometimes produce an otter sighting. Right on cue we were treated to an adult and tiny offspring sailing past this morning., tumbling and playing in the fast water.

October 22, 2013 12:00 am

The Fringe is back

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival Kicks off this weekend. Three weeks of fun, fun ,fun.  Preparations are well under way all over the city as we get ready to welcome the biggest influx of visitors of the year.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

Edinburgh marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon events take place this coming weekend. Good luck to all those participating this year.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Certificate of Excellence

Today we got our Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2013 This puts us in the top 10% of businesses worldwide for consistently high ratings. Thanks again to all our guests who were kind enough to submit a review. Very much appreciated .

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

A Princess comes to visit

A princess stopped by the front door for a glass of water. Not a real princess of course but an actress in a commercial for spring water. A whole days filming for a few seconds of tv.

March 26, 2013 12:00 am

Pandas in Edinburgh

The pandas, whose names mean Sweet and Sunshine in Chinese, were given to Britain as a “gift fromChina” earlier this year and have become a symbol of Scotland’s relationship with China.The news today is that they will be settled into their new home by December 4th. This will be the first time in 17 years that giant pandas have been on display in the UK and a first for Scotland. A really nice way to get to the Zoo from Bells Brae House is to walk along the River of Leith walkway to Roseburn and t...

November 27, 2012 12:00 am