Posts Tagged ‘ Edinburgh ’

Saturday snippets: 7th of July 2018

Jul 7th, 2018 | By

Yorkshire is a small town north of London. That is one of many things that Adrian learnt this week The phrase was used on a TV show so it must be right!



Saturday snippets: 30th of June 2018

Jun 30th, 2018 | By

Supersonic flight, hotel booking systems and getting insurance if you have a health problem are some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.



Edinburgh tries again

May 23rd, 2018 | By

Councillors in Edinburgh last January decided that they would look again at introducing an accommodation tax. Four months later and those plans have still not materialised. Why?



Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,



The Britannia anniversary

Apr 16th, 2018 | By

Today marks the day when, sixty-five years ago, the royal yacht Britannia was launched on the Clyde in Glasgow and twenty years since Britannia came to its current berth on Edinburgh.



Saturday snippets: 7th April 2018

Apr 7th, 2018 | By

As well as wondering why fewer of us are going to the Spanish region of Andalucia, Adrian considers restrictions in the Galapagos and Edinburgh and whether his mobile phone is covered by his travel insurance policy.



Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland



Are bed taxes fair and just?

Jan 14th, 2018 | By

Before any city seriously considers an accommodation tax, the fairness of it and the effect on both tourism and locals needs to be assessed.



Remembering Sherlock Holmes

Oct 12th, 2017 | By

Saturday marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.



Edinburgh in 101 objects

Jun 7th, 2017 | By

About four years ago I wrote a story about the fad of travel stories being based on choosing only the top five or top ten ideas. My objection was that I wanted to know what was number six or number eleven because those were the ones that people wouldn’t see so there would be fewer crowds around. There is the other extreme. It was fashionable a decade ago to wrote books about 1,000 places to see before you die. They can still be seen in
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What’s hot: April 2017

Mar 31st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world



Where the experts holiday: Tom Hall of Lonely Planet

Aug 30th, 2016 | By

Tom Hall, editorial director at Lonely Planet – the world’s largest travel guide book publisher – on Italy, Iran and why the Western Isles of Scotland should feature on any travel itinerary



What’s hot: July 2016

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now …



Illuminating Sir Walter Scott

Apr 20th, 2016 | By

It’s just as well that Edinburgh has so many tourist attractions that mean visitors will be lured to the city regardless of the cleanliness of the cleanliness of some of its public edifices.



Saturday snippets: Boxing Day 2015

Dec 26th, 2015 | By

Sparkling wine and new years’ celebrations attract Adrian’s attention in his last column of the year.



Are Christmas markets losing their appeal?

Nov 26th, 2015 | By

A few years ago, Christmas markets, were largely unknown in our countries. Today every city, town and village seems to have one. This year Cathrene has loaded more than 250 UK markets but she has noticed that changes in some places. Swindon, for example, is not having a Christmas market at all this year. Has the appeal of Christmas markets peaked? The biggest market in the UK is in Birmingham. But there the number of stalls has dropped. Depending on whether you read the website
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Saturday snippets: 21st October 2015

Nov 21st, 2015 | By

Remembering the Paris tragedy, Adrian looks ahead as well to the Christmas markets that are about to open throughout our countries shortly.



Saturday snippets: 4th October 2014

Oct 4th, 2014 | By
image of Stirling Castle

Adrian remebers the entreprenrial Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, records the saving of the Wedgwood Collection for our countries, and looks at how successful some places have been in enticing us to visit them.



Saturday snippets: 12th July 2014

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

From Jet 2 to Jakarta and Bahrain to Brighton, Adrian rounds off some of the week’s travel stories you might have missed.



Where the experts holiday: Stéphanie Kuypers, tour guide at Talk of The Town London

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

Stéphanie Kuypers of Talk of the Town London – a dynamic tour company whose entertaining and informative guides bring London to life – talks travel



Where the experts holiday: adventurer and author, Andy Torbet

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

The TV presenter, author and all round adventurer talks travel



I’ll go where my parents go

Jul 24th, 2013 | By

In a surprising – well to me at least – survey of students about what they would visit in Edinburgh, it appears that they would largely see what everyone else wants to see there. What happened to the rebellion of youth? What happened to children wanting to do the opposite of the parents?



Fashionable West Lothian: part two

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

Simon Walton concludes his strut through Scotland’s West Lothian. Last time, he was on the catwalk, with Karl Lagerfeld, who unveiled his new Chanel collection at the region’s Linlithgow Palace. For this second instalment, our correspondent heads from high couture to high street, and checks in at the check outs in the retail heartland of Scotland’s heartland



Fashionable West Lothian

Jan 29th, 2013 | By

Fashionistas have found it, now it’s our turn. Meticulously coutured Simon Walton follows King Karl Lagerfeld down the queen’s catwalk and into West Lothian, the plaid not plain host for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art



Staycations still hot

Jun 15th, 2012 | By

Times may be tough but Brits are refusing to give up their summer holiday – according to Travelodge’s annual holiday index, published earlier this week



Lost gardens find their way to the top

May 18th, 2012 | By

Consumer reviews site unveils consumers’ pick of UK’s greatest gardens



York drops plans to introduce a ‘tourist tax’

Feb 21st, 2012 | By

York won’t be imposing a tax on tourists after council chiefs confirmed they do not have the powers to introduce it.



Cooking up memories of Marrakesh

Feb 18th, 2012 | By

Catherine Henderson learns how to make some Morrocan morsels in North Africa’s souk city