Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh #Review

Luxury Rail Trip to Edinburgh

Lovely luxury indulgence, from time to time, can be good for the mind, body and soul.  However, the focus for me is about affordable luxury to enjoy a luxury rail trip up to Edinburgh.

Travel in Style

Trainline – First Class TransPennine Express

Get things off to a super start and let Trainlines dedicated 500+ team take care of all your travel needs.  By booking your tickets with Trainline, a one stop shop whereby can search for all the best fares with a variety of train operators, to bag yourself a bargain.  You can book online or via their app, making searching for affordable fares easy and a simple experience.  Sit back and enjoy the view.

Opt for physical tickets to collect or e-tickets, the smart ticketing choice for travel on the go.  App tickets especially ideal for the wet and wintery weather, as no need to worry about wet or loss of tickets too! Plan ahead and first-class fares may not be out of reach, with many operators such as TransPennine Express covering the Edinburgh route.

Where to Stay

Novotel Edinburgh Centre – The Sensational Suite

Book into the Novotel Edinburgh Centre hotel, for a few nights, located on Lauriston Place, is a contemporary cosy hub, ideal for business, couples or family trips.  The Royal Mile, Princess street and Edinburgh Castle, literally on your doorstep, and are just a short walk away by foot.  The hotel offers a range of onsite facilities including the Tap bar and restaurant, fitness centre and a sensational indoor heated pool with colour changing mood jacuzzi, hammam and sauna.

Make your stay super-duper and opt for the sensational suite, the perfect accommodations with a relaxed and homely atmosphere, that offers a well-designed large space, for up to two adults and two children.  An incredible balcony with breath-taking and incredible views across one side of Edinburgh with a living room, two flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi.

The bedroom, with the stunning Scottish artwork mural, bathroom with power shower, complimentary toiletries, slipper and bathrobes to use throughout the duration of your stay.

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Can You Escape Edinburgh Operation Odyssey #Review

Can You Escape Edinburgh Operation Odyssey Review: November 2018

Can you Escape Edinburgh opened their escape room brand back in 2014 and has since won many awards and accolades including Scotland’s best family day out, has been named the best performing small business by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and received two TripAdvisor certificates of excellence.

Mission: Operation Odyssey, an out of this world, galactic space adventure for all you budding astronauts out there.  Lucky to become Space cadets, along with our commander, we embarked on our solar system star gazing mission on the International space station, but things soon took a drastic turn.

“Houston, we have a problem, the escape pod needs to be fixed”.  Somewhat a muffled and crackled radio signal, but luckily Houston received our distress signal and concluded that an unexpected meteor shower struck the main ship.

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Noughts and Coffees Board Game Café and Escape Team Building Edinburgh: The Magical Emporium #Review

Noughts and Coffees Board Game Café and Escape Team Building Edinburgh: The Magical Emporium Review: November 2018

Morrison Street, an exciting site location featuring a contemporary noughts and coffees board game café and the location of Escape Team building Edinburgh.

Time for some spellbinding spectaculars, as we grabbed our gown and wand to swish, flick and cast our way into The Magical Emporium, an exciting escape room game by Escape Team Building Edinburgh.

Wizards worldwide had been notified that, the dazzling and delightful renowned supplies shop, Garbo’s was suspiciously closed down.  Suspecting Evil forces, it was up to us to use our magical mystical marvellous powers to investigate Ms Garbo’s disappearance.

An immersive, interactive, and spellbinding experience whereby we had 60 minutes to chant, cast spells and incantations to find Ms Garbo.

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The Real Mary Kings Close Edinburgh #Review

The Real Mary Kings Close Edinburgh Review: October 2018

Happy Halloween to you all my ghoulish ghostliest friends, its time for a Spooktacular step back in time, to explore Edinburgh’s only uniquely preserved 17th century street, and follow in the footsteps of past residents.

Prepare to go deep underground under the famous Royal Mile, to the Real Mary King’s Close, delve into the mysteries and myths, but be prepared to hear the authentic truths about Edinburgh’s murky dark past.  For a small fee, make sure to pick up your ghoulish souvenir photo at the end of the tour.

Costumed Characters aka your tour guides include previous residents of the Close, The Maid to the cant family 1535 Agnes chambers, head of Edinburgh’s Foul Clengers, who’s uniform bared the Cross of St Andrew motif, as he put is life at risk to clear the disease stench homes of those infected or the renowned physician and pioneer of Medical sciences in Edinburgh Joannes Paulitius aka The Plague Doctor, and the first to officially treat the sick.

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Escape Reality Edinburgh Tortuga Pirates & Jungala #Review

Escape Reality Edinburgh Tortuga Pirates & Jungala Review: November 2018

Escape Reality Edinburgh, located within the Fountainbridge area, offers an entertaining, exciting and engaging real-life escape game experience. Dave, Brian and the rest of the team provide warm welcomes and enthusiastic energy throughout.

Family and friends unite your strong genius team of between 2-6 people, take on the challenge and prepare to play the game.  Question is can you escape, you have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, use your skills wisely and become the A-team!

Calling all you Jungle Explorers out there, grab your survival backpack, camouflage and torch to take on Jungala.  A rumbling noise could be heard from the attic, cautiously climbing up the stairs, we noticed a dusty cobwebbed game box.  As we attempted to wipe through the dust, the game suddenly opens, engulfed by a super strength vortex, we were briefly transported into an alternative realm, which was a terrifying sight, and within minutes back in the attic again.

Immediately, attempting to leave the attic, shook up and scared, but the game had other plans.  “The dice have been rolled” now appeared to be embossed on the game, we had no choice, but to play the game and seal our fate, fail and you are locked inside the game’s realm forever.  We escaped, but the question is can you?

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