If you’re looking for a hassle-free (not to mention literally free!), healthy and memorable way to explore Edinburgh, taking a stroll through the city centre is an ideal option. Edinburgh has several scenic routes to cultivate an easeful frame … Continue reading
Where to buy chocolate in Edinburgh Chocolate is entwined with a number of special occasions in the United Kingdom – principally Valentine’s Day but also Easter, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. The gifting of chocolate on Valentine’s Day … Continue reading
Where to buy flowers in Edinburgh Edinburgh has no shortage of quality florists and below you can find our roundup of flower shops in the city centre. These are the perfect places to visit if you’re looking for flowers, gifts … Continue reading
Scotland’s second home match of the 2020 Six Nations Championship will see them face down France on Saturday 8th March, with kick-off at 3pm. Our properties within central Edinburgh are an easy walk or bus ride from Scotland’s largest stadium. … Continue reading
Our round-up of Edinburgh’s best romantic restaurants for Valentine’s day. It’s that time of year again and St Valentine has us all wondering how best to surprise our significant other (or how best to attract one perhaps). Either way, whether … Continue reading
The Best Ethnic Restaurants in Edinburgh With a budding street food scene and a growing list of Michelin star restaurants, Edinburgh is fast developing a reputation for culinary excellence, particularly with regard to Scotland’s famed natural produce. However, Haggis, Whiskey … Continue reading
Best Six-Nations pubs in Edinburgh It’s that time of year again so prepare yourselves for the growing anticipation, misplaced aspirations and inevitable crushing disappointments (if the blood in your veins has a Caledonian flavour at least) as we document the … Continue reading
Chinese New Year 2020 Edinburgh Guide – Events and Accommodation 2020 marks a special year between Scottish and Chinese Culture because the Lunar Chinese New Year and Robert Burns Night both fall on the same date – 25th January 2020 … Continue reading
Romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh Plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh? How about getting some inspiration for romantic Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences to share with your beloved? Look no further as we have you … Continue reading
Fabulous and bright New Town flat with easy access to Edinburgh's cultural and commercial hotspots.
This fantastic top floor self-catering apartment is situated in a B-listed tenement within Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The property is within easy walking distance … Continue readingFull Details Availability
Fabulous three-bedroom apartment providing easy access to the best Edinburgh has to offer.
North Castle Street is an inviting luxury self-catering apartment situated on a street adjoining Castle Street, so-named because it sits within view of the city’s centrepiece, Edinburgh Castle, perched atop Castle Rock. The city’s foremost attractions spanning the Royal Mile … Continue readingFull Details Availability
A cosy and well-equipped garden-level apartment in Edinburgh’s prestigious New Town.
This charming garden-level apartment was built in 1820, forming part of a Georgian tenant building situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage area of New Town. Dundas Street is a popular New Town thoroughfare, well known for its … Continue readingFull Details Availability
The first marathon in Edinburgh was held in 1982, with the Edinburgh Marathon Festival inaugurated as an annual event in 2003. Since then the format of the festival has changed several times, most notably in 2010 with the advent of … Continue reading
A stylish two-bedroom self-catering apartment on the first (US second) floor of a charming cobbled New Town mews.
Cobbled Lane Mews is an attractive two-bedroom self-catering apartment on the first (US second) floor of cobbled Gloucester Lane in Edinburgh’s New Town. The property’s central location offers easy access to all the area’s amenities and attractions, catering for your … Continue readingFull Details Availability
The booking calendar is half red on a particular date. What does this mean? When the booking calendar is half red, it means other guests are due to come in on that date. When do I collect the keys? … Continue reading
Where to store your luggage in Edinburgh? Our guests are welcome to drop off any luggage at our office (24 St Stephen Street; zoom out or centre map below) from midday on Monday to Friday prior to checking in; please … Continue reading
There are a few different types of parking in Edinburgh. The availability of on-street parking varies; some of our properties have this facility and so if you consider it essential, we advise you send us an email (info[at]greatbase.co.uk) so we can identify … Continue reading
Christmas at the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Friday 5th – Tuesday 6th January) Savour the festive spirit at Holyrood Palace, which will be given a Christmas makeover for the first time, with its State Apartments, courtyard, Royal Collection Trust Shop, and ornamental fountains dressed … Continue reading
The genesis of golf Among Edinburgh’s many claims to fame is its status as the site of the earliest recorded rules of golf, at Leith Links. Here, on what was possibly Britain’s first public green, gentlemen once played “gowff” for … Continue reading
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival (5, 6 & 18-27 July) The UK’s largest and longest-running Jazz & Blues festival returns for its 36th year, with international musicians gathering for over 140 gigs across 13 venues. The preliminary weekend will see a Carnival … Continue reading
Last updated on 21/11/2019 C-E-I-L-I-D-H/K-E-I-L-I-D-H: pronounced ‘kay-lay’ ‘Ceilidh’ is a Gaelic word literally translating as ‘a visit’, but it can also denote a dance, a concert, or a party; its social connotations are reflected in its derivation from the Old … Continue reading
To give you a heads-up on all that’s happening in Edinburgh, we’re commencing a new blog series outlining the main events occurring in the city each month. June’s busy schedule has a predominant film focus, but there’s a lot more … Continue reading
Expansive three-bedroom New Town apartment spread over two levels, with ample catering space and facilities.
This fabulous luxury self-catering apartment spans two lower levels and is situated in Edinburgh’s New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The New Town is renowned as a paradigm of city planning and for its neo-classical and Georgian architecture dating … Continue readingFull Details Availability
Previously we mentioned that Greatbase had been shortlisted for the regional heats of the national Local Business Accelerators competition. We were surprised and delighted to hear earlier this month that the Edinburgh Evening News had chosen our company as one … Continue reading
Get the whole family involved in this two-week festival, celebrating the innovations, inventions and wonders of science. Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day coming up what better place to take a loved one than to Edinburgh – once described by Sir Walter Scott as ‘mine own romantic town’. Continue reading
Here at Greatbase we’re all very excited by the news that we’ve been shortlisted for the regional heats of the national Local Business Accelerators competition. Backed by David Cameron and with Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den as the national ambassador, … Continue reading
Last week a special commemoration event took place in Edinburgh to mark the death of Greyfriars Bobby – the small dog with a big heart. Continue reading
The edLighten project celebrates the literary heritage of Edinburgh through the use of dynamic projection mapping over various Historical sights. Many famous quotes from the Scottish Enlightenment will be made visible to all More info: http://www.cityofliterature.com
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Edinburgh International Fringe Festival