Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Friday Photo – The Elephant House, Edinburgh

Unfortunate news this week of a bad fire in the iconic cafe in Edinburgh where JK Rowling penned parts of her Harry Potter books. Hopefully it can be restored to its glory quickly.

The Royal Crescent, Bath, UK

Euro 2020 Match Day 8 – England v Scotland

So, we come to the Battle of Britain! It’s at Wembley in London but home advantage will probably not count for that much with the number of vociferous Scots that will be in attendance. Time is short for me so just a couple of pictures this time. England Scotland Score prediction – England 2 Scotland […]

Friday Photo – Hogmanay, Edinburgh 2017

There are a number of annual events that you should try to experience at least once. The Rio Carnival, a cricket test match in Melbourne, the Monaco Grand Prix or St Patrick’s Day in Dublin perhaps. One such event is seeing in the new year (Hogmanay as it is known up there) in the Scottish […]

Bridges of Europe – Part Three, UK.

“It takes both sides to build a bridge.” Bath – Pulteney Bridge I mentioned that one of the two bridges in Europe that have shops on them is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Well you guessed it, the second is the one in the beautiful Roman city of Bath, now renowned also for its Georgian […]

View down the Royal Mile to the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – E for Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful compact city with loads to do. There are many highlights of the Scottish capital which are very well known. Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace (the Queen’s Edinburgh residence), the Scottish Parliament, the Royal Mile and the many museums and galleries are all great, even though I could personally do without the bagpipers […]

Caledonian Sleeper

Having travelled on a fair few overnight train journeys overseas, I thought it about time I did one in the UK. With little interest in Paddington – Penzance, it was the opportunity to do London to Edinburgh that won my vote. So what did I think? Platform 3 London Euston I paid £185 for a […]

Edinburgh Free Fringe 2018

For the second year running I visited the Fringe and took in ten free shows, plus a paying gig in the absurdly funny John Luke Roberts. Out of the ten freebies, there was a single dead turkey, a mad women on acid, a rank game show that was purposely rank for (ahem) comic value and […]

Wordless Wednesday – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Posters

Wilbur’s Travels Meets Harry Potter World

Despite being north of fifty years-old, my favourite ever book series is J K Rowling’s wizarding tales of good versus evil. Over recent years my muggle travels have coincided with some magical locations, so I have decided to collect my Potter themed posts together onto a dedicated page that can be accessed via this link. […]

Hogmanay Funfair, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hogmanay 2018

Happy New Year! Last night I visited Edinburgh Hogmanay to see in the New Year. Click on FIREWORKS to see the display.