The Magic Potions Tavern | Brewing Cocktails in Edinburgh’s Old Town

I like to think of myself as a some sort of magical travel genie when it comes to planning trips away because I somehow manage to find the craziest things, no matter where we go. And whilst I rarely leave a stone left unturned in the geeky activities department, a few things will occasionally slip under my radar – The Magic Potions Tavern being one of … Continue reading The Magic Potions Tavern | Brewing Cocktails in Edinburgh’s Old Town

A Guide to Avengers Filming Locations in Edinburgh

As promised, I’m working my way through a back log of posts from a few of my recent trips, and thought I’d start at the end, rather than the beggining, with Edinburgh. I visited the city over Hogmanay – Edinburgh’s version of New Year’s Eve – last year, and while the festivities didn’t end up being quite my cup of tea, the capital itself ceases … Continue reading A Guide to Avengers Filming Locations in Edinburgh

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a rich literary history counting numerous influential writers among its alumni, but for fans of the Harry Potter franchise it’s most excitingly home to J.K. Rowling. Whilst Rowling wasn’t actually born in Edinburgh, she did move to the city in the early 90’s – around the same time she started writing Harry Potter. Because of this, it’s thought that Edinburgh provided Rowling with … Continue reading The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour of Edinburgh

The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

When I visited Edinburgh last month, one statement put The Elephant House right to the top of my bucket list – ‘the birthplace of Harry Potter’. It was quite a bold claim, and one not entirely based on fact – J.K. Rowling actually came up with the boy who lived on a train journey to London –nevertheless, it is true that she spent a lot … Continue reading The Elephant House | 5 Tips For Visiting the Birthplace of Harry Potter

Diagon House | A Harry Potter Inspired Store in Edinburgh

In my mission to catch up with posts, and share some of the places I visited towards the end of last year, I thought I’d write about one of my favourite stores from a recent trip to Edinburgh – Diagon House. It’s bursting at the seams with Harry Potter goodies, and is a must visit if you’re a Potterhead like me, and find yourself in … Continue reading Diagon House | A Harry Potter Inspired Store in Edinburgh

The 12 Most Instagammable Places in Edinburgh at Christmas

Last weekend Jess and I headed up to Edinburgh – my very first trip to Scotland. It’s December, as you know, which means it’s Christmas market season, and having already sampled our local festive stalls, I craved something a little more extravagant – something that would get me in the Christmas spirit. So we jumped in the car last Friday morning, and after around 8 … Continue reading The 12 Most Instagammable Places in Edinburgh at Christmas