What The Dickins: A Tale Of Edinburgh City

10 Useful Edinburgh Blog Posts from 2016 You Need to Read

Beautiful view of the city of Edinburgh

We keep going on about how much we love our beautiful Edinburgh, which is something that we try to convey through our blog “What the Dickins: A Tale of Edinburgh City” as well. We enjoy exploring the city; from the famous landmarks to the more obscure, tucked away gems – and it gives us real pleasure to share this knowledge and love with the world!

During the past year we’ve published many blog posts that we think are useful for anyone living in, visiting or with an interest in Edinburgh. In this round-up post we’ve picked ten of our most popular articles from the past year that we want to highlight, hoping that they will come in handy for our readers. Here they are!

Dickins Top Five: Books set in Edinburgh

scotland street

Edinburgh is a literary city that inspires writers across the globe. In this article we list five of our favourite contemporary books set in Edinburgh.

A List of Edinburgh’s Best Markets


Everybody loves a good market, and we’re lucky to have many regular ones here in Edinburgh. In this article we list ten markets where you can buy local produce, tasty food and beautiful craftwork by independent Scottish traders.

6 Free Things to Do with Children in Edinburgh

Magnet Park Edinburgh

Edinburgh is also a city that caters for little folk and has, in fact, been named one of the best places in the UK to bring up children. In this article we mention six fun things you can do with your kids without spending a penny.

How to Spend a Day in Edinburgh – The Instagram Edit 

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We are hooked on Instagram and always on the lookout for the next snap of our home city. In this article we have put together a one day itinerary that reveals the best Edinburgh spots for a photograph whilst making sure you see the main attractions too.

11 Scrumptious Breakfast & Brunch Spots in Edinburgh


If you’re new to a city it can be a challenge to find the best places to eat – and you don’t want to get the first meal of the day wrong! So in this article we’ve listed 11 of our favourite breakfast and brunch spots in Edinburgh, complete with an interactive map so you don’t get lost on your way to the grub!

5 Great Lesser Known Edinburgh Coffee Spots 

Coffee in Edinburgh

Pru Whitwell who runs the Scotland Coffee Lovers blog wrote a guest blog for us where she lists five Edinburgh coffee shops that you might not have heard of before. Take a look and see if you know any of them!

24 Hours in Edinburgh in Autumn

Edinburgh Castle in Winter

Edinburgh is a great place to be in autumn, with lovely autumnal colours and inviting cafes and pubs to warm up in. In this article we give you a 24-hour itinerary that will showcase the best Edinburgh has to offer in autumn.

Top 5 Sunday Roasts in Edinburgh by Tartanspoon

Best Sunday Roasts in Edinburgh

Photo credit: Galvin Brasserie

Food blogger and foodie Adele who runs the Tartanspoon blog kindly agreed to put together a blog with five of her favourite places to have a delicious Sunday roast in Edinburgh. Where do you go for a Sunday roast?

Dog Days – A Canine Guide to Edinburgh


Edinburgh is a surprisingly pet-friendly city with many bars, restaurants and attractions welcoming pets too. Gareth who runs Tours with Paws and his furry companion Monty (in the photo above) wrote a piece for us where they listed five “pawfect” places to visit with your dog.

How to Get Your Hygge on in Edinburgh 

Hygge and Edinburgh

Hygge has definitely been the trend-word of the autumn and with Edinburgh being very hygge-friendly we thought it would be a good idea to list a few of our top places to get your Scottish hygge on. Not to mention all our lovely homes that rank very high on the hygge-scale!

Want to visit Edinburgh?

Panmure Place Dickins Edinburgh

Come stay in one of our self catering homes and you’ll have the perfect place to go back to after a long day of exploring the city! Our newest home is a stylish and bright two bedroom ground floor apartment in Lauriston near Tollcross. Read more about this lovely home on Panmure Place here.

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