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Edinburgh Castle on a foggy day (image courtesy of Jojo)

Edinburgh – a city of spooky tales

Guest post by Andrea Kirkby Edinburgh is a place of spirits. One sort of “spirit” can be found in the Bow Bar traditional pub, tucked away on a curving street below the ridge that the Royal Mile traverses from Holyrood Palace to the Castle. Some fine beers are served here – slightly sweet, sometimes butterscotchy […]

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The Ryder Cup comes home to Gleneagles

The Ryder Cup is an important date in every golf fan’s diary and, in 2014, the world’s greatest players will descend on the luxury Gleneagles Hotel resort to fight it out for the famous trophy. Golf at Gleneagles attracts players in the thousands each year and offers a great day’s play set against the rolling […]

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Kawana - image courtesy of William Cho

Ten scenic golf courses around the world

I don’t play golf but the exuberance with which the rest of my family pursues the sport ensured that I was dragged from one golf course to another during my adolescent years… as an ‘assistant’ (or rather a nuisance) to the caddy. As my brother and brother-in-law showed off their golfing prowess on the course, […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Edinburgh

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. You know those places that […]

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