Barony House in the spotlight

We received a lovely email a few weeks ago informing us Barony House had been nominated for a 'Thistle Award' from the Scottish Tourist Board in the category of "Most Hospitable B&B/Guest House". We were shocked but obediently went through the necessary steps to register and go along to the awards ceremony. The big night finally rolled around and we were proud as punch to just attend the evening and soak up the atmosphere as a finalist. Set within the stunning venue of The Stables at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh… There was a Magician… Dinner and of course champagne…....
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Craigmillar Castle

Did you know Edinburgh has two castles? Craigmillar Castle lies to the south of the city and NO she isn’t Edinburgh Castle’s frumpier ugly sister, she is a little gem hidden in plain sight! You won’t find hordes of tourists here - there is no reason for it, people just haven’t caught on to this fabulous attraction. Craigmillar Castle is considered to be one of Scotland’s best castle ruins and you are free to explore all the nooks and crannies it has to offer at your leisure.  Climb the stairs and walk along the castle walls for a great view above the tree tops to Arthur’s seat and Edinb...
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Halloween Hits Barony

We're having a spooktacular time at Barony House this week as we lead up to Halloween!  Ghastly hand carved pumpkins to greet the Ghouls Guests on arrival! We love the holiday season and enjoy sharing in the festivities with all who come to stay with us while in Edinburgh. ... and Christmas is our favourite time of year! Barony House is lovingly decorated and a variety of homemade Christmas treats make a special appearance in our Breakfast Room.  Read more about Christmas here
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… up Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh’s Extinct Volcano!!

When we first moved to Edinburgh, Paul would call Arthur's Seat ‘Devil's Peak’! It made me laugh every time he said it. I can see the connection though, as Arthur’s Seat has a definite presence in Edinburgh. I still admire it with awe. While I travel around the city, I turn a corner and it suddenly appears – Edinburgh’s extinct volcano bursting out of the ground in all of its glory. *Simply Stunning* It is no wonder Arthur's Seat has won the award of "top attraction" with Trip Advisor. For the nature lover this is a definite must and Barony House is perfectly positioned to start your hik...
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