Half and One day trips from Edinburgh to castles and distilleries
Author: Things to do in Edinburgh
Private tours Edinburgh offer a full range of Outlander tours going to from 3 to 5 locations . Our most popular tour goes to Lallybroch , Blackness Castle ( Fort William ) and Linlithgow palace ( Wentworth Prison ) and costs £150 .
Jamie Fraser Outlander tour - Midhope Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle
We also have tours to up to 5 locations .
More details at our website www.privatetoursedinburgh.com or phone 07305-294773
We run a number of castle tours visiting up to 5 Scottish castles.
Five castles tour
Edinburgh Airport plans £20m investment in transport improvements
More than £20m is being invested to improve transport access as part of ongoing development works at Edinburgh Airport.
Edinburgh is the sixth busiest airport in the UK, with over 14.3 million passengers a year, and the first phase of the project will deliver a new east terminus next summer, which will provide:
Covered walkways for passengers;
A new passenger bridge;
A new PRM waiting area;
A new base for the airport’s licenced taxi operation;
A self-service kiosk for booking private taxis.
The second phase of the project will deliver a new access road to further ease congestion on Eastfield Road and will see the entire taxi drop-off facility move to the new facility.
As well as making it easier for licensed taxis to drop off and pick up passengers, this multi-million pound project will also see the construction of a new access road, helping to ease the congestion we currently see on Eastfield Road at peak times.
Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “As an airport, we provide quick and easy travel to destinations all over the world. That trip starts and ends here, so making it easier for people to get to and from the airport is important to us.
“By investing in our infrastructure, we’ll be able to deliver better access for public transport and increase those travel options for passengers, directly improving their journey.”
A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the Fairmont Hotel near St Andrews costs £95 .
Phone +44 131 549 9785 for bookings 24/7 .Transfers from Edinburgh to St Andrews can be booked on 07576-127097 or contact us online . Airport taxis offers a professional transfer service from Edinburgh to St Andrews . Our fares are 25% below standard local Edinburgh tariffs. Call us now on freephone 0800-6190575 for a fixed price quote or to make a booking. International customers can contact us online to make an enquiry or a booking .
The company transfers customers throughout Scotland with a reliable 24 hour service. Business customers can prepay by credit card. For more information and bookings phone 07576-127097 24 hours. Taxi fares can be prepaid by credit card.
Edinburgh Airport taxis
Professional transfer service to all the major cities of Scotland. Low cost transfers. Call us now on freephone 0800-6190575 for a fixed price quote or to make a booking. We accept bookings from international customers contact us online . Book a taxi from Falkirk to Edinburgh Airport
Doune Castle, Scotland: The Game of Thrones Pilot was filmed here. One of the most important locations to see is Doune Castle. Located in Doune, Scotland, this was the location of Winterfell during the unforgettable pilot episode of the first season of Game of Thrones.
Visit the Game of Thrones castle – Doune Castle – on our unique tour. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell from Private tours Edinburgh. Doune is Winterfell, home of the house of Stark
Doune Castle is Winterfell in Game of Thrones and features in Monty Python’s Holy Grail. Visit Doune Castle on a unique private tour of the Game of Thrones Castle in Scotland – Winterfell . Check availability by phoning us now on 07305-294773 or contact us online . Private tours Edinburgh Toll free number 1-866-233-2644
Rooms available to book on Airbnb have rocketed in number in major UK cities, leading to fears of “hollowed out communities” as tourists flock in.
Just over 12,000 are listed in Edinburgh, but the effect is greater than in London as this accounts for a much bigger proportion of the city’s property and population.
Edinburgh’s 12,000 listings work out to around one Airbnb listing for every 42 residents, while London’s Airbnb market equates to one listing per 112 residents.
Much of this accommodation is centred around Edinburgh’s Old Town – a huge draw for tourists especially during the annual Fringe festival. Airbnb said its activities had boosted the Scottish economy by £1.5m a day, and the UK economy as a whole by £3.5bn last year.
Data analysed by the BBC suggests that listings in Edinburgh doubled in three years, and shows a fourfold increase in spaces in London since 2015.
City of Edinburgh Council has called for licensing and London councils want a registration scheme for hosts.
Private tours of the Highlands including a visit to Glencoe, Black Mount and Buachaille Etive Mor . Your guide will take you to the best spots for taking pictures of the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands . Phone 07305-294773 for more details.
This photo tour is ideal for beginners/ intermediate photographers . Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures.
Our promise your guide will always be friendly , helpful and informative .
Private tours Edinburgh take you to Glencoe – see the stunning scenery of the paps of Glencoe , one of the most impressive peaks in Scotland. Glencoe is a beautiful rocky landscape featuring the Paps of Glencoe, giant mountains of solid rock. In the summer you might hear the piper in the car park playing a lament . When it goes quiet the silence is quite eery . Listen carefully and you might hear the wailing of ghosts from the Massacre of Glencoe. Your guide will take to the two best viewing points in Glencoe . One of the viewing points involves a short walk up the hillside facing the paps of Glencoe .
Doune castle pictures
Airbnb said it led the way on “clear and proportionate” rules.
“Airbnb is the only platform that voluntarily works with UK cities to help hosts share their homes, follow the rules and pay tax. Other platforms and providers need to step up and follow our lead,” the company said.
“[The platform] allows local families and businesses to benefit from visitors to their communities.”
How many properties are listed?
Nearly 80,000 rooms or homes in London are listed on Airbnb – more than any other UK city, according to figures from housing advocacy site Inside Airbnb analysed by the BBC.
One result has been concern among locals and politicians of a squeeze on housing for residents, the behaviour of some visitors in residential blocks, and differing tax treatment for traditional hotels and guesthouses.
Examples of anti-social behaviour in “party flats” have been highlighted by campaigners for greater regulation.
They included loud, late-night noise affecting one young woman’s exam preparation, and an amorous couple bursting into the home of a resident aged in her 80s before realising they had the wrong flat.
Councils say it is expensive and time-consuming to tackle such problems with their existing powers. They can only do so after complaints, rather than proactively.
“Short term lets are having a terrible impact. They are hollowing out communities, both in the city centre and increasingly across Edinburgh. Residents are putting up with high levels of anti-social behaviour and, very worryingly for us, we believe there is a huge impact on housing supply,” said Councillor Kate Campbell (SNP), housing convenor at City of Edinburgh Council.
“Housing in Edinburgh is under enormous pressure and we need to take every action we can to protect supply and keep homes affordable for residents, as well as protecting communities.”
The Scottish government has been asked to consider a licensing scheme – allowing for checks, safety requirements, and the potential for a cap on numbers. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart (SNP) said it was considering what measures could be required, which would be put to consultation “to ensure we get the balance of short-term lets right in Scotland”. He said there would be a further announcement within a week.
Airbnb said it took action when alerted to rare cases of bad behaviour, pointed out that hosts are subject to income and council taxes, and said it welcomed regulation.
However, it also argued that its growth had little effect on the availability of homes for locals to buy or rent, highlighting various studies which had shown that house building had not kept up with demand, and had pushed up prices as a result.
It said entire home listings on Airbnb represented less than 0.6% of the available housing stock in Scotland, and some listings on its site were bed and breakfasts, or small hotels, rather than residential property.
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Edinburgh airport now has more domestic passengers than Heathrow airport , the busiest airport in Europe.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s busiest airport, has also seen a drop in domestic passengers while its overseas numbers increase. But the decline was only 14 per cent, allowing it to take over top position from Heathrow.
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