Have you fancied yourself having your breakfast, lunch or supper, uplifted in the sky? If you want this dream come true, rush to Edinburgh this summer, where the festival city will offer you a festival in the sky.
Dada Ventures is hosting this sky dining experience this summer during the entire August in Edinburgh in the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The diners will experience dining at more than 100 feet high in the sky, where they’re treated to a whole range of tasty treats including smoked salmon, a selection of Arran cheeses and smoked venison.
Staged the entire month of August, adventurous diners are being offered the chance to be served breakfast, lunch and dinner at over 100 feet in the air, on a 22-seater table which is suspended over Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens.
Well-known chefs from the Cook School at Braehead Food, as well as celebrity guests such as Hardeep Singh Kohli and other performers, will entertain the guests during their slots. They prepare a dish with fresh Scottish produce, including chicken and haggis salad, complete with Ayrshire potatoes and leafy summer salad. Diners can also enjoy a bit of opera or be treated to a special cooking demonstration while taking in the breathtaking views of stunning attractions around capital city, including Edinburgh Castle.
They have staged this sky festival already in 35 countries in the world. The Dada Ventures is excited to have brought this experience into Edinburgh, especially when it is the high time for festivals in the city. The Dada directors says that it’s the most unique dining experience in the world and in Edinburgh, it is for the first time.
Edinburgh is early getting ready to welcome the new year in style with the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party with a packed programme of events. The tickets for the festival have started to sell out. Edinburgh Hogmanay is entering into the 18th year of celebration.
Edinburgh is recognised globally as the Home of Hogmanay. The city welcomed 80,000 revellers last year to celebrate New Year in style at the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, attracting visitors from over 60 countries. This time with the addition of an all new music stage at the East-end, the Street Party offers a full festival programme of music over four stages. The giant screens as well as the spectacular Midnight Fireworks are set against the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the world’s largest ‘Auld Lang Syne’ bringing in the New Year. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and its iconic fireworks display is broadcast across the globe to an estimated 160 countries and a viewing audience of over 1 billion, ensuring Edinburgh remains one of the world’s premier New Year events, alongside Sydney, New York and Paris.
Early Bird tickets for the Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party 2010-11 are now available providing party-goers with the opportunity to obtain tickets at the 2009 price of a £10.00 admin fee. Following the end of the Early Bird promotion, tickets will be available at an admin fee of £15.00 each. Tickets for the city’s famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party are now available online or by calling TicketSOUP on 0844 481 8898. Early Bird vouchers will also be available locally from Tickets Scotland in Rose Street giving residents an opportunity to make the most of this limited promotional offer.
The events takes place in Princes Street Gardens directly below Edinburgh Castle. Artists and ticket information will be announced in the autumn and full festival programme details will be announced in October.
Every corner of Edinburgh has its own story or legend waiting to be untold. With a distinctive and unique skyline that follows closely with that of Venice and makes for fantastic photographs, this place is the most beautiful capitals in Europe. Known to be the ‘Athens of the North’, it is a great base from which you can explore the rest of Scotland. Enriched in its own culture, Edinburgh continues to draw crowds of vacation goers and backpackers from around the globe.
A town intimately entwined with its landscapes, with many buildings and monuments perched atop crags and overshadowed by cliffs, it holds an abundance of sights.
A remarkable fortress and former royal residence, this oldest building not only offers historical interest but also offers a splendid panoramic view that surrounds the city. A rich mix of architectural style reflects the Castle’s complex history and role as both stronghold and seat of kings. Towering at the edge of the city’s cobblestone streets, this majestic landmark is well worth a visit.
The Museum of Scotland
Talked about since 1780, The Museum of Scotland is most striking with exterior walls of sandstone which is quarried in Elgin. Get to know more about Scotland through the many galleries and displays which provide information from beginning to the present day. Wander through the halls and wonder at the fossils, artifacts and ancient jewelery. So much to see and admire, don’t forget to photograph some of the majestic views when you are on the rooftop. Admission is absolutely free!
Known as the Lion’s head, it is the highest of a series of peaks which takes in the form of a crouched lion. The only way to reach the top of the Arthur’s seat, an extinct volcano that erupted around 340 millions ago, is by hiking, so make sure you are packed with comfortable stuff and great shoes for the journey.
Scotland’s most visited top 2 attractions have been revealed by Historic Scotland’s Peter Bromley- Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery (free attraction) and Edinburgh Castle ( paid attraction). Despite the current challenges facing the global economy, the tourism industry had proven to stay resilient and as such Scotland remains to be an attractive destination to both domestic and overseas visitors.
Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery
An art gallery and a museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow is one of the most visited museums in the UK outside London. Located in Argyle Street on the West End of the city, the building houses one of Europe’s great civic art and collections. Built from ‘back to front’, it is noticed nowadays that people seem to prefer the back entrance than the front doors. With one of the finest collections of arms and armour around the world and a vast natural history collection, the place is a hub for visitors all throughout the year.
Dominating the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Edinburgh castle is positioned atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Besieged both successfully and unsuccessfully on several occasions, it has been involved in many historical conflicts and has gradually become a recognizable symbol. Lot to experience inside the castle walls, it is one of the 345 heritage sites in the care of Historic Scotland. Hosting a variety of special entertainments and events throughout the year including regular performances by costumed storytellers, it brings to life about the Castle’s past happenings. Also one of the the familiar backdrop to the famous Hogmanay fireworks and Military Tattoo. One can explore the remarkable places where the kings, queens and noblemen had lived, entertained and worshipped.