… 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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Your Arrival Guide

Below we have compiled a comprehensive Arrival Guide for our Guests who have already booked with us. It may also serve as a handy resource for those contemplating their future trip to Edinburgh and Barony House:  FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TAXI Taxi's can be caught from Edinburgh Airport, reservation is not required. Taxi journeys will take approx 30 minutes and cost £27 - £30. AIRPORT BUS 'Skylink' 300 - Cost: £4.50 Adult Single, £7.50 Adult Return, Network Day ticket £9.00 Skylink 300 buses depart from Bus Stop F at Edinburgh Airport and at all stops on the Skylink route between Edinbur...
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Winter Festival

We're thrilled to announce that 2014/15 was the biggest and most successful Edinburgh's Christmas ever! People came along to East Princes St Gardens & St Andrew Square in their millions to experience spectacular festive delights such as the Star Flyer and Big Wheel, as well as our incredible shows in the Spiegeltent including Scotch & Soda and BRIEFS. With a host of brand new attractions at both sites such as the circular ice rink at St Andrew Square and a newly expanded Santa Land, this truly was Edinburgh's most spectacular Christmas yet. And judging by the number of people who enjoy...
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Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views of  Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Find out about Sir Walter Scott and the monument in the museum room. During adverse weather conditions (high winds especially) please check our Twitter feed @EdinCulture before travelling as the monument may be closed at short notice for safety reasons.
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