101 Ingliston Rd., Edinburgh, ST, GB, EH28 8AU
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Rabbie's Tail Burners organize group tours around Scotland, England and Ireland. This organization, borrows its name from Scotland's adored poet 'Robert Rabbie Burns'. They have received numerous accolades. Rabbie's are environmentally conscious and employ methods to conserve nature, during the tour. Take a break from all the planning, sit back and relax, as Rabbie's Trail Burners organize your tour, for you and your group, to your favorite destinations.
This alternative therapy center offers various treatments and courses including stress management, counseling, psychotherapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture, dream work, body work, energy work, homeopathy and reflexology. Every therapist is a qualified member of their respective field and is fully insured. If you fancy the idea of trying some of their services but don't know where to start, give them a ring to arrange a half hour consultation appointment. The center has a policy of treating people from all backgrounds and income brackets.
Cycle Scotland allows you to explore and escape, whilst keeping you very fit in the process, as Edinburgh has its fair share of hilly streets. There are quality mountain, city and hybrid bikes to hire, you can take them for a half day, full day or a weekly rental. Pick up accessories such as panniers and racks to help you get away into the hills. There are a number of organized trips available including: West Coast Wilderness and Island, Sacred Sites and Secret Places, and Royal Deeside Castles and Whisky Trail.
This guided tour company offers to take groups around Edinburgh's dark and mysterious underbelly. They can also take you underground to the spooky city vaults where you can keep your eyes peeled for ghostly goings on. If you're feeling really brave then raise the ghoulishness quotient, with a look at some dungeons full of execution and torture instruments, including thumbscrews and other horrific items. Corporate, coach and private parties can be catered for, by appointment. The tours start at Tron Church on the Royal Mile and last for one and a half hours. Call for more details and to make bookings.
This information center allows visitors to dip into some interesting information and historical details about policing in Scotland's capital. There are also a few gruesome exhibits to fire the imagination, including the skin of the executed serial killer William Burke. If you need to report a crime, inquire about lost property or fancy a chat with a police officer this is the place to visit. Pick up a leaflet on various topics including driving in Scotland, crime prevention and maps of the city.
Waverley Station is Edinburgh's central railway station. It boasts a plethora of coffee/snack bars, a delicatessen and a branch of Boots the chemist. Clearly laid out and relatively small, compared to some big city stations, it has handy information areas to help you plan your journey and a wealth of helpful staff. Other facilities include clean spacious toilets, cash points, luggage lockers, a first class lounge and an internal taxi rank. There is also a short stay car park. Call +44 845 711 4141 or visit their website for more information.
Scotrail operates 95 per cent of the train services across Scotland as well as the Anglo-Scottish sleepers. For a wonderful scenic journey into the heart of some rugged territory, ask them about the West Highland and North Highland lines. They provide rail transport for the business, leisure and tourist markets and are vital in linking urban and rural communities. Check out their web page for more details of the thousands of routes they operate and their occasional special offers. For information on timetables and fares call: +44 845 601 5929.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a series of military tattoos that was started in 1950 and is staged every year on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade. It is also a part of the Edinburgh Festival that takes place in August and collects an annual audience of almost 217,000. The word ‘tattoo’ comes from "Doe den tap toe" meaning 'Turn off the taps'. The event is an awe-inspiring spectacle where the Scottish Regiments, Top Secret Drum Corps, British Armed Forces, Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band, Crossed Swords and countless other international military bands enthrall the audience with marches, drums and pipes and symphonies. The granstands, fireworks, Pyrotechnics and Son et lumière transform the castle backdrop into a magnificent venue. The Tattoo shop sells the Tattoo DVDs, CDs, gifts and merchandise.
North Bridge which is 525 feet long is the main bridge in Edinburgh linking Old Town to New Town. It was built between 1894–97. It connects High Street and Princes Street. It passes over the Edinburgh railway line and is bustling with traffic and everyday hubbub.
Although there has been a church on this site since CE 1854, the earliest remains to be found in St Giles' Cathedral are four pillars which date from about CE 1120. In CE 1385 the church was destroyed by an English army but soon afterward rebuilt in greater splendor. In CE 1460 the roof was raised and the main body of the church extended eastwards. The intricate spire was completed in CE 1495 and St Giles' was declared a Presbyterian cathedral. The Chapel of the Knights of the Thistle, built in 1911 for the Order of the Thistle, is particularly beautiful: each Knight's stall is carved in wood with an impressively intricate touch.