What The Dickins: Great Things to Do in Edinburgh

5 More of Edinburgh’s 101 Most Treasured Objects
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In 2017, to celebrate the history and heritage of Edinburgh, several of the city’s attractions, tourism and heritage bodies put together a guide to Edinburgh’s most treasured 101 objects.  Here you can learn about our wonderful city and its past through Edinburgh’s fascinating historical sites, attractions and figures. We previously gathered…

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6 Things to do in Edinburgh This August – Without the Festivals
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This time of year we’re usually in full gear as the festivals come to town and Edinburgh becomes a magical city where anything goes. Coronavirus has changed that, and created a particularly unique situation. A chance to visit Edinburgh in August paying less, without the usual fast paced, busy streets…

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6 Little Known Facts About Edinburgh
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All of us here at Dickins are thrilled to be welcoming guests to Edinburgh once again. As we begin to venture further afield, we thought it’d be fun to share a couple facts from Christopher Winn’s book “I Never Knew That About Scotland”. Edinburgh is a city shrouded in history…

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5 Favourite picnic spots in Edinburgh
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Summer is well under way and as the restrictions begin to ease, now is a perfect time to enjoy a picnic in the capital city. Edinburgh has green spaces galore, so make the best of the good weather days and get outdoors! With spectacular views, here are 5 of our…

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The Best Panoramic Views of Edinburgh
Views of Edinburgh
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We’re sure you’ll agree that Edinburgh has a pretty spectacular skyline. With Edinburgh Castle towering majestically over the city, the extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat looming in the distance, and early examples of skyscrapers rising in a disordered fashion in Old Town. It’s quite a sight to behold. Thankfully, there are…

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