Halloween in Edinburgh 2016

Halloween is a western tradition that takes place each year on the 31st October to celebrate the dead. It is common to celebrate this day by dressing up in scary costumes, going to Halloween parties and, for children, knocking on neighbours doors to receive sweets...

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4 Weeks for the Price of 3!

Don’t let the autumn blues get you down… take advantage of our special offer until the end of December 2016! Book 3 weeks of our General English Half Day Group course taking place in November and/or December 2016 and receive an extra week free of charge! See our...

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Podcasts for Everyday English

There are many ways to learn English, but certainly one the best and most effective is listening to native speakers. As much as you think you already know, there will always be some peculiar phrases that only native English speakers really use and understand. Here is...

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Our new Google street view

Inlingua Edinburgh is on Google street view! Take a look inside our classrooms, reception and our student lounge (maybe you will recognise some of our team). All pictures are taken at 360 degrees, allowing you to take a virtual tour of our office. To see it, you can...

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Scottish Vegan Festival

Image credit: Stephanie (Flickr) The Scottish Vegan Festival is a series of festivals which take place around Scotland. The first event will take place in Edinburgh, on 1st October at the Corn Exchange, around a 20-minute bus journey from the city centre. There will...

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Edinburgh’s Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest is originally a German festival that comes from the city of Munich. It was created in 1810 to honour the wedding of King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen Edinburgh decided then to organise a similar party, (because Scottish people...

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Linlithgow

The main reason people come to Linlithgow is to see the striking ruins of its royal residence. The birthplace of both James V and his daughter Mary, Queen of Scots, Linlithgow Palace echoes with the history of the Stewart dynasty that ruled Scotland from 1371. It sits...

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The Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies

The Falkirk Wheel is a huge, rotating boat lift, operational since 2002. It forms a crucial part of the Millennium Link project that reconnected Edinburgh and Glasgow by canal, a means of transformation that had been allowed to slowly decay since the 1930s. The Union...

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North Berwick

A small and attractive seaside town, North Berwick has beaches stretching east and west of its harbour, a decent selection of bars, cafés and restaurants, small islands immediately offshore and the imposing presence of the Bass Rock, with its gannet colony, around 5km...

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The Pentlands

It may a bit cheeky to describe this range of hills as outside Edinburgh given that a chunk of it sits well within the city boundary. All the same, the Pentlands stretch over 30km away to the south west of the Scottish capital with a number of peaks over 500 metres –...

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East Lothian

Edinburgh has one beach in Portobello, a suburb with a jolly, seaside resort feel. Beyond the city however, in East Lothian, there are much more expansive and attractive beaches. If you have a car they are easy to reach but if you are happy to spend an hour or so on a...

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