Author Archive for Douglas Walker

Douglas Walker is Chair of Unique Venues of Edinburgh, which provides a 'one stop shop' for booking a unique event venue in Scotland's beautiful capital.

Edinburgh's cafes with the best views

Edinburgh’s cafes with the best views

With its seven hills, ancient buildings and position on the Forth, Edinburgh is a city known for its views and vistas. From each hill across the city you can see far and wide and for many people the highlight of a visit is a trip to the top of Arthur’s Seat – Edinburgh’s very own […]

5 ways to celebrate whisky in Edinburgh

5 ways to celebrate whisky in Edinburgh

With Whisky Month well under way, people across Scotland – and the world – are rejoicing in a celebration of the ‘water of life.’ This makes it the perfect time for whisky novices to jump on the bandwagon and discover whisky’s charms. Edinburgh is full of places to enjoy a dram or two and experience […]

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

5 luxurious places to stay in Edinburgh with historic links

Edinburgh is a city packed full of history and heritage. With buildings dating back to the 12th century, Old Town charm and Georgian splendour, you do not have to walk far to spot an architectural gem. Edinburgh is also a city which takes its luxury seriously and there is a wide choice of superb accommodation. […]

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

The secret gardens of Edinburgh

With its elegant Georgian streets and the ancient closes of the Old Town, many people are surprised to learn that Edinburgh is not just famous for its large spaces such as Princes Street Gardens or the Meadows, we are also a city of secret and private gardens. Dr Neil’s Garden Hidden behind the church in […]

Why Edinburgh is the home of Scottish food and drink

Why Edinburgh is the home of Scottish food and drink

Scotland is blessed with a fantastic larder of some of the best natural produce in the world and is synonymous the world over with quality produce.  Soft fruit and vegetables are locally grown in many parts of Scotland and with the country famous for good quality meat and excellent seafood, you do not have to […]

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is city break paradise. Here’s our dream luxury itinerary for just 24 hours in Edinburgh, short enough to leave you wanting more, but definitely long enough to sample the best of this stunning city. 00.00 Sweet dreams You’ll need what Scots call a ‘long lie’ to prepare for the busy day in store, so […]

Why Edinburgh is the most perfect city to hold your luxury wedding

Why Edinburgh is the most perfect city to hold your luxury wedding

Since the days of eloping to Gretna Green, Scotland has been synonymous with romance. While you no longer need to head across the Border to make your nuptials legal, many people still consider Scotland because of its wild landscapes, fascinating history, and the romance of the tartan, heather and hills. And where better to choose […]

3 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

3 reasons to celebrate Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit all year round, but once the Christmas decorations and lights go up, the Scottish capital becomes truly magical. The city has so much to offer visitors in December, but we’ve picked out three not to be missed experiences which make Edinburgh an enchanting Christmas destination, guaranteed to make […]

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

6 luxury experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh this November

Edinburgh, the historic inspiring capital of Scotland, takes on a relaxed persona in the month of November. The city says farewell to thousands of high season visitors who partook in the world renowned summer festivals, and visitors can wander the streets in relative tranquillity as the trees show their beautiful remaining Autumn colours. Edinburgh has […]