February 28, 2014 :
After many years as a guesthouse The Walton will be closing its doors for the last time on Monday 10th of March! We would like to thank all of you who have stayed with us over the years. If you are planning a visit to Edinburgh do remember we have a ...
Moya M.Really enjoyed our stay at the Walton. The room was small but very high quality, clean and a very comfortable bed! The staff were very friendly and helpful! Well worth the money was great value! Would definitely stay there again.
Rachel RogersSuperb accommodation, lovely room very clean and spacious. Excellent choice for breakfast. Good location about 10 mins walk from Princes Street which was ideal. Excellent value for money and will definitely be returning :-)
C McCallWould recommend this guesthouse. Good value for money considering the location, staff very helpful, their knowledge of even the smallest places in Edinburgh was excellent.
The Edinburgh Christmas Markets are even bigger and better this year. From 22 November through to 5 January the markets will be open from 10am – 10pm every day.
Visit the European Christmas Markets in the Mound Precinct and East Princes Street Gardens. Enjoy some delicious European food, a mulled wine or cider and of course a sweet treat or two! There are also craft and gift stalls to help start the Christmas shopping. Here you can also find the Ice Skating Rink, Carousel, Christmas Tree Maze and Santa Train. There is also the Big Wheel which is a first for Edinburgh. Escape the cold by taking a ride in one of the enclosed, weather-proof pods – not only will you see some amazing views of Edinburgh but you’ll also hear a short historical tour of the views and the City.
Once you’ve enjoyed all that is on offer at the European Markets make your way up to St Andrew Square for the Children’s and Scottish Markets. Enjoy the best food and drink that Scotland has to offer. Another first for the Edinburgh Christmas Markets is the Star Flyer – at almost 60 metres high take a seat and enjoy a 360 degree view of Edinburgh. Are you brave enough?
There are also a variety of shows on for both adults and children. For the children there is Little Red Riding Hood and Captain Flynn and the Pirate Dinosaurs, and for the adults Limbo and Hot Dub Time Machine – The Best Party Ever!
To see all that’s on offer at the Edinburgh Christmas Markets this year as well as costs and availability dates for rides and shows visit the Edinburgh’s Christmas website.
Straight after Christmas we move onto Edinburgh’s next festival – it’s time for the Hogmanay celebrations to start!
The opening event of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the Torchlight Procession. Join thousands of torch carriers on Monday 30 December at 7.00pm as they walk through the city centre to a spectacular fireworks finale.
On the final day of the year you can enjoy The Candlelit Concert at 7.30pm at St Giles’ Cathedral, the Concert in the Gardens, the Keilidh in the Mound Precinct and the Street Party in the City Centre. Visit Edinburgh’s Hogmanay website for more information as well as ticket price and availability.
Then why not begin 2014 with a very fresh start at the Homecoming Scotland Loony Dook. Join many other brave people by taking the annual splash in the River Forth. If diving into freezing water isn’t your way to start the new year why not join other spectators and cheer on the Dookers at various points along the route or down at the beach.