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New Town, Edinburgh

Posted by on November 15, 2014 – 01:46 pm

New Town, Edinburgh

Edinburgh s Old Town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, all amazingly well preserved and steeped in the city s history. At its centre is the Royal Mile, a remarkable street of Reformation-era tenement buildings leading from the seat of Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock down to the grandiose Palace of Holyroodhouse. St Giles Cathedral boasts a magnificent vaulted ceiling and ornate tombs, while the recently refurbished National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street is home to a wealth of rare and priceless artefacts…

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Ellenborough Market

Posted by on September 8, 2016 – 12:48 pm

Ellenborough Market

Stepping into the dining halls of Ellenborough Market Café at Swissôtel Merchant Court, and you know you are in for something slightly different - Not the usual warm lights, solid wooden furnishing against generic tiles and neutral walls of a typical international buffet restaurant in a hotel. Instead, pretty turquoise walls made bold with sparkling diamond-cut glass wall features, backs contemporary furnishings that stand elegantly on vintage-style Peranakan floor. What a chemistry between heritage and modernity. Stir Fried Slipper Lobster in Black…

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Edinburgh Architectural Salvage Yard

Posted by on January 30, 2015 – 10:19 am

Edinburgh Architectural Salvage Yard

Holyrood Architectural Salvage was born in the mid-nineties and focused originally on roll top baths. Managing director Ken Fowler had a bath badly restored for his own house by a local company and thought that he could do better! He started “All About Baths” employing local spray painter David Gallacher. Ken & Dave soon had a thriving business restoring antique baths in Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Borders. Ken then started to source roll top baths for resale, took on a single workshop in Leith and when Dave didn’t have a customer’s bath…

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Capital of Edinburgh

Posted by on December 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm

Capital of Edinburgh

Edinburgh city lies on the east coast of Scotland, on the south bank of the Firth of Forth (the estuary that opens into the North Sea). Geologically, the Firth of Forth is a fjord, carved by the Forth glacier at the Last Glacial Maximum. The famous Edinburgh Castle is situated on the top of a volcanic rock intrusion which was resistant to erosion by the ice sheet, and so stands above the surrounding area; a perfect defensive site! The volcanic rock sheltered an area of softer bedrock from the erosive forces of advancing glaciers, creating a “crag…

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