Ask an ‘Edinburger*’ what their favourite bit about summer is and 9 times out of 10 your answer will be The Edinburgh Festival!
Preparations are in full swing and it’s hard to believe it’s here already….that time of year when, our beautiful city is transformed into a venue for artists from all over the globe.
On the rocks? Neat? Homecoming 2014 celebrations are well underway and this month, its whisky month. No, you definitely read it right, a whole month dedicated to one of Scotland’s national treasures!
The team at Princes Street Suites are celebrating a hat-trick of top award wins at this year’s Scottish Hotel Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on Sunday 28th April.
Walking boots – check, kilt – check, training plan – check, blister plasters – double check!
What for? I hear you ask….. The Edinburgh Kiltwalk of course!
Next door to the Princes Street Suites is one of Edinburgh’s most fascinating hidden corners – the Old Calton Burying Ground.
It is a quiet and calm oasis right in the centre of the city, and offers a chance to step back hundreds of years into the city’s history. Important figures are buried there, but also more ordinary folk, and it is also unusual for a graveyard as it is not linked to any church. It was set up in the early 1700s by the tradesmen of the area as a way of generating money for their sick, elderly or widowed colleagues.