Traditional Christmas Markets in Europe

Christmas market season is fast approaching and whether you like Glühwein or glögg, there are food festivals taking place across Europe. Traditional markets capture the joviality of Christmas and there is nowhere better to enjoy mulled wine with friends. Edinburgh European Christmas Market Where: Edinburgh, Scotland When: 21 November 2014 to 4th January 2015 Why: Stretching out […]

Mystical Fireballs and Druids – Ancient Winter Festivals in Britain

With the northern hemisphere tilting towards darkness, winter is a spooky and mysterious time for British people. It’s a weird and wonderful time to visit the country. Most of its ancient winter festivals are intimately connected with evil spirits and papist plotters, where the traditions of yesteryear survive to this day. Bonfire Night on November […]

Meet the Kelpies

Rising from the green ashes of a Scottish eco-park, The Kelpies are Scotland’s largest public art installation. Inspiring visitors and passing motorists, the water-borne equine creatures are the brainchild of  Glaswegian sculptor Andy Scott, who modelled them on industrial heavy horses. Opening to the public at Helix Park, Falkirk (near Edinburgh) in April 2014, The Kelpies are 30-metre […]