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Great British Dog Walk

Great British Dog Walk

Great British Dog Walk

Every year The Great British Dog Walk has grown stronger in popularity. A truly fantastic experience for the whole family to enjoy, including our four-legged friends. The event is held in support of Hearing Dogs for Deaf people and takes place in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

We know that not all dogs are the same and, much like their owners, everyone has different capabilities. That’s why the organisers of the event have devised a choice of two walks to enjoy on the day. The short walk is only 5km long and will be mostly on pavement and grass. For the more enthusiastic, there is an 8km option which includes some very steep hills and valleys to explore around Holyrood Park.

Holyrood Park

Embedded in a history dating back thousands of years, Holyrood Park’s hills and crags shape Edinburgh’s stunning skyline. The most prominent feature would have to be Arthur’s Seat. This is the highest point of Holyrood Park; stretching up to a full 251 metres and revealing a glorious 360-degree view of Edinburgh and Lothians.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

This brilliant organisation raises funds across the country to support the deaf. They train dogs to alert deaf people to the sounds they would otherwise miss. This could include the ringing of a door bell or even a fire alarm which could prevent a serious accident.

Deafness can be a very isolating disability. A hearing dog can give a deaf person a newfound sense of independence and confidence that they didn’t have before.

Pet Friendly

B+B Edinburgh is pet friendly. We invite you and your furry friends to be our guests for the weekend. Please support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. They truly are a wonderful organisation.

Great British Dog Walk
Date:
19 March 2017
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Old Town
Price: £10 adults (online), £12 adults (on the day; Children (under 16) FREE
Contact: 0743 6542 544
Website: https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/events/gbdw-holyrood-park/

Romantic Edinburgh this Valentines

Move over Paris – Edinburgh is the real ‘City of Love’ and we want to share it with the world!

Here are a few inspirational reasons to surprise your loved one with a visit to Edinburgh this Valentines weekend.

Walk the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket

Colourful Grassmarket

These iconic streets are bursting with history and romance – just sit in one of the many street cafes in the Grassmarket and look up! Colourful shop fronts, independent high end boutiques and unique gift emporiums sit side by side with proper Scottish bars. Buskers and street performers help create a wonderful, lively atmosphere.

Climb Scott Monument

Scott Monument

Head to Princes Street to find all the high street favourites – great jewellers, naughty knicker shops…and the Scott Monument. Built in memory of writer Sir Walter Scott, it dominates the street. Climb the 287 steps at dusk and the sunset you’ll be blessed with is stunning – very romantic!

Book a Ghost Tour

Doesn’t sound so romantic but imagine the hero you’d become in making your darling feel safe and secure in the dark. Many of the secrets beneath the city can only be visited if on an organised tour.

Visit an Arthouse Cinema

The Lothian Road boasts the Cameo and Filmhouse Cinemas – both very vibrant showing the more off beat flicks and documentaries.  There are romantic seats for two in the back row and quirky little bars to help set the mood!

Whisky makes you Frisky…

Whisky

…and when in Rome…! Edinburgh has opportunities on every street to sample the local tipple. Our advice, find a welcoming looking local bar – there are plenty, make yourself at home, ask the landlord to help you through the range and kick back and watch the world go by!

Picnic at the top of Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat

..and after all that whisky the day before, a great B+B breakfast and head off to the hills with a picnic of haggis and tea!  Ok so it may be chilly in February but all the more reason to cuddle up beneath your Aaron wool hat and scarf!

Get booking now – a very warm welcome awaits!

A different way to explore Edinburgh

As a city littered with history and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a fantastic city to visit on a short city break. If you’re looking for a different way to explore parts of the city, why not compete in the Great Edinburgh Run, which passes through 10km of the best sights in Edinburgh.

If you choose to enter, you will start close to Holyrood Palace just nextto Arthurs Seat. The first couple of kilometres will see you round Holyrood Park in the shadow of the imposing Arthurs Seat. Just after the start line you should see the uniquely designed Our Dynamic Earth, before completing almost half of the run in Holyrood Park alone. You will then pass onto the streets of the city, passing through the Pleasance and then onto the Royal Mile, where you will approach the 7km mark near the Scottish Parliament building on the right hand side. From here you will pass infront of Nelson’s monument and the National Monument of Scotland that sits on Calton Hill, before lopping back on yourself. After this you’ll find yourself on the home straight passing the Scottish Parliament  and Holyrood Palace once more, before crossing the finish line.

Beware though, it wont be the flattest of courses that you’ve ever run on, but we’re sure that the fellow participants, the spectators and the entertainment on course will see you through the 10km!

If you’re looking for accommodation for the run, why not stay with us here at B&B Edinburgh.

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