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15 June 2016

Tartan: Top 10 things to know about Scotland’s famous fabric

Tartan is synonymous with Scottish identity, and the focus of many a myth. We’ve woven together the top ten things to know about Scotland’s famous fabric, and smashed some stereotypes along the way.


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7 June 2016

Top 10 Places to Eat in Edinburgh

One of the best ways to really get to know a city is through its food culture. Context docent, culinary expert and longtime local Hilary Sturzaker takes us on a journey through Edinburgh’s hidden gastronomic highlights, from secret street food stalls and unmissable markets to the best restaurants in Edinburgh.


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Donuts at Lovecrumbs

8 August 2013

Stay Like a Local in Edinburgh and Amsterdam

Learn more about our new partnership with Be My Guest and why it makes sense to live like a local in an apartment.


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Courtesy Be My Guest

19 April 2013

Practical Facts: Introduction to Scottish Gaelic

Do you speak Gaelic? After our little lesson, you will!


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The west coast of Scotland

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.


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10 September 2012

Exhibitions you shouldn’t miss this Fall

A selection of exhibitions worth traveling for!


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30 August 2012

Preparing for Autumn in Edinburgh

Edinburgh resident and Context docent Maggie Anderson shares with us, some great reasons to visit Edinburgh this Autumn.


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Charlotte Square in Edinburgh

11 July 2012

6 of the Best Day Trips from Edinburgh

Edinburgh based travel writer and train aficionado Jools Stone recommends six of his favorite day trips from the Scottish capital.


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Glasgow Art

4 July 2012

Discovering Edinburgh with an archaeologist: meet Coinneach Maclean

Discover the history and traditions of Edinburgh through the words of our docents, Coinneach Maclean, as he takes us on a journey along the Scottish archaeological landscape.


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31 January 2012

Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in…


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29 December 2011

Five Walks That Rocked 2011

We have selected some of our favorite walking tours of 2011. You can read about them here, and let us know what you’d like to see in our cities in 2012.


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Casanova in Venice

19 December 2011

Edinburgh anticipates Hogmanay

How is the city of Edinburgh preparing for the holidays? Read some of our suggestions on how to best enjoy this special time in the city.


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13 June 2011

Edinburgh in Context: insiders tips for a perfect stay

Our docent Maggie Anderson gives us suggestions for places to stay and to eat in Edinburgh


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