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I've used Dundas Street as a setting in many of my novels. I often spend time in a café at the top of the street, where my character Isabel Dalhousie (of the Sunday Philosophy Club series) has her coffee. Dundas Street is part of the New Town in E...
OCCUPATION: Principal dancer, New York City Ballet ON THE ROAD: Soto and the 60-member corps de ballet stopped in Edinburgh on a recent European tour, staying at the Scotsman Hotel (20 N. Bridge St.; 44-131/556-5565; doubles from $299). He indulg...
Here, five new properties to shake up Europe's hotel scene. BRIGHTON The 71-room Alias Hotel Seattle (Brighton Marina, England; 44-1273/679-799; www.aliasseattle.com; doubles from $170) brings crisp modernity to the hip Brighton Marina. Rooms ...
When I told my seven-year-old son that we were going to a foreign city where we would run from one theatrical event to another all day long, he stuck out his tongue…and panted. I’d expected enthusiasm. Asher has been hooked on plays since he went ...
Nick Jones, the brains behind the Babington House hotel in Somerset, England, and the private Soho House clubs in London and New York, has a mission: to infuse some cheekiness into spa culture. To that end, he's planning to open the Cowshed Relax ...
Amid protests that it is both a financial and aesthetic fiasco, Scotland has erected a highly eccentric building to house its first parliament in nearly 300 years. Some Scots deride the oddly shaped and vastly over-budget legislative headquarters ...
Q: My family and I are looking for an affordable hotel near Piazza San Marco in Venice. Any recommendations? —Stephen Brody, Morton Grove, Ill. A: The intimate B&B S. Marco is a five-minute walk from the Piazza San Marco in the city’s Castello n...
Travelers to Edinburgh with a taste for local flavors should skip the ubiquitous shortbread cookies and tinned haggis and pick up a hand-lettered bottle of 12-year-old Caol Ila whisky from a reserve cask at Demijohn. The peaty blend is available o...
England Glyndebourne Festival Opera (May 19–August 27; 44-127/381-3813; www.glyndebourne.com) Six productions set in the English countryside. Evening dress is customary. Tips: Lifelong members often snag the best tickets by the time the box off...