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Edinburgh this September Posted August 16, 2016

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Thinking of visiting Scotland and Edinburgh after August but worried you’ll have missed all of the fun?

We’ve put together a list of some of the great events we’re excited about in September to assure you that this great city is always worth the visit.

Open Air Cinema – Botanic Gardens- Films start at 20.15

2nd September- Star Wars: The Force Awakens

3rd September- Romeo and Juliet

4th September- Jurassic Park

Adults: £13.50, Child: £9.00

Click here to find out more

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(Above: as close to a photograph of a dinosaur as we had to hand)

Art Walk Porty- Portobello seafront.

2nd-4th September

A festival celebrating the artist community based in Portobello and the wider area, plus an opportunity to see Edinburgh’s seaside at it’s finest. Featuring art installations, markets and talks from artists.

Find out more

 

Caledonian Brewery Race Day- Musselburgh Race Course

10th September

7 races, including the Caledonian cup. Great food and a beer festival tent showcase the Cally Brewery’s finest.

A range of tickets are available but standard adult price is £25, with under 17s entrance free when accompanied.

 

Grassmarket Live

10th September

Hosted alongside the weekly market- musicians and bands will play a showcase to raise money for Oxfam in one of Edinburgh’s most popular streets. The market itself hosts some of the most well-loved local eateries all in one place. Our favourites are the Uganda and Nairobi-style street food from Knight’s Kitchen and the delicious treats from the Marshmallow Lady- but there’s whole selections of stalls to choose from!

 

 Romesh Ranganathan Live- Festival Theatre

13th-29th September Just because the Fringe is over doesn’t mean that Edinburgh stops getting it’s fair share of world class comedy!

 

Edinburgh Doors Open Days

24th-25th September

This event celebrates the magnificent architecture in Edinburgh by allowing access into some of it’s most impressive buildings- for free! The official brochure for 2016 has not been released yet- but last year’s programme included buildings such as the Royal Observatory, University campuses, The Burns Monument, The Lyceum, Leith’s Monument House and Trinity House, The Court house, Assembly rooms and so many more- there’s a link to last year’s brochure here to help you get an idea!

Last year’s Open Doors Brochures

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Year Round in Edinburgh

And of course all of the things that attract thousands of people to this city is still to hand in September. Why not buy a Royal Edinburgh Ticket- giving you unlimited tour bus use for 48 hours, entrance to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House. Or a tour of the Whisky Experience.

The Glory Days/Destination Edinburgh office is contactable mon-fri and we are happy to provide you with availability for any of our lovely apartments, book a ticket to an attraction and even discuss the hire of our great motorhomes! Give the office a call on 0131 556 3840 for further information.

Certificate of Excellence Posted June 29, 2016

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We are delighted to announce the news that our sister company Destination Edinburgh Apartments has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor.

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This is the highest honour for any business which is on Trip Advisor. Signifying the high standard and quality of service provided for our customers.

If you are planning a visit to Edinburgh why not stay at our apartments, book direct for best price guaranteed and a free gift!

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Did you know that June is host to World Ocean’s Day? Why not celebrate with a last minute trip to see some of the most stunning beaches and coastlines Scotland has to offer.

 

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Click on one of these photos of the Scottish coast taken by our lovely customers for a great article by #visitscotland with a few ideas to get you started planning your adventure!

 Tempted for a last minute break in one of our luxury Glory Days Motorhomes? Contact us by phone, email, or Facebook and we can discuss further. We currently have availability for the end of the month and would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

 

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From Tuesday 29th March – Thursday 7th April 2016 we are now offering:

  • 6-Berth – Elddis Autoquest (2015 Model)
  • 4 Days/ 3 Nights Hire
  • Any time Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Collision Damage Waiver (Included)
  • Premium Pack (Included)
  • Full Comprehensive Motorhome Induction
  • For only £300 *Normally £479

This package is ideal for families looking to escape the city during the Easter break. It provides an opportunity to experience the very best of Scotland and if you need a hand planning your trip we are more than happy to help. Any time pick-up and drop-off ensures you make the most of your hire period. The premium pack will make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible -for more information please look at our rates. And the inclusion of Collision damage waiver protects you against any damage caused by another vehicle – please see our terms and conditions. Unsure about how to drive a motorhome? Our full comprehensive induction provides answers to all your worries.

This really is an offer not to miss! With a saving of £179 book now to ensure you don’t miss out.

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Our motorhomes provide the perfect opportunity to experience the best of Scotland’s most famous export; Whisky. The land of the brave is littered with whisky distilleries across 5 distinct areas: Lowland, Highland, Islay, Campbeltown and Speyside. Each with their own distinctive tastes we recommend you tour around to ensure you experience all of them. If you require help planning your trip we’re more than happy to help. You only need to make sure who is the designated driver for each day…

Click on the picture above for some great information on Whisky Distilleries throughout Scotland

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It is with great pleasure we announce the newest members of our fleet. Perfect for families or groups of friends, the Tribute 620 offers a relaxed and comfortable setting to travel and socialise. The well-designed layout ensures every space within the vehicle is used efficiently. As of Monday 25th April these vehicles will be in operation. Book now to ensure you don’t miss out!

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All of our vehicles are fully equipped with all the necessities to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable journey. If you require help with planning an itinerary, visiting attractions or booking suitable campsites we would be more than happy to oblige.

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If you have any queries regarding motorhome hire or planning your trip please do not hesitate to contact us. 

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Check out these stunning photographs from the winners of the latest Scottish Landscape Photographer Award. They are sure to get you in the mood for a Glory Days Motorhome Adventure. We’re pretty sure some of our client’s photographs from last year (see below) were worthy of entering the competition

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As we progress into the 2016 season this a very exciting time for everyone at Glory Days Motorhomes. We look to build on a successful first year and improve our service for customers. We value all of our customers feedback and appreciate any criticism good or bad as it allows us to assess our service performance. We have taken on-board a number of reviews from last season and hope to maintain our quality standards throughout this year.

Over the next coming months we will be expanding our fleet to include brand new Four – Berth Motorhomes. These vehicles will be with us by the beginning of May and are best suited for couples or families with toddlers and small children. Please note we are now taking bookings for these.

Also we are in the process of creating new tour for our customers. These will be include both motorhome hire, attractions throughout Scotland and optional campsites. These will provide a rough template for clients but are by no means “set in stone”. We will be very flexible with these tours to accommodate the customers neds.

If you have any queries regarding both Four-Berth Motorhomes or our tours, please do not hesitate to contact us as we would be more than happy to help.

When it comes to Scotland. Don’t just visit. Explore!

 

 

 

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…our sister organisation Glory Days UK is sponsoring Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival Survey!

Glory Days (Destination Edinburgh) run “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Travel Office” and this year welcomed record numbers into the city. We are proud to sponsor the “Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival Survey” so that the event can continue to build on its fantastic reputation. Those that complete the survey will be entered into a prize-draw. They will have a chance to win our sponsored 1st prize for Hogmanay which includes 3 night accommodation in one of our one bed apartments. This is accompanied with VIP Passes for The Street Party. You’ve got to in it to win it!
All businesses involved within the Glory Days Group are coordinated to ensure clients from all over the World enjoy Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. Glory Days (Destination Edinburgh) create, sell and manage the travel programme.
Glory Days Australia brings Australian and New Zealand clients to the event. Destination Edinburgh Apartments provides self-catering apartments for travel programme and donated the survey prize.
Glory Days Motorhomes allows clients to explore Scotland further. It is very much a team effort!
We hope to see you here for Hogmanay 2016/17!

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If you’re a foodie, enjoy the odd dram or are simply looking for activities to do on your tour of Scotland, this ebook from Visit Scotland is definitely for you! Divided into foodie, whisky, ale and chocolate trail sections, it provides some great information on the various areas of Scotland. Its gives you a real sense of what to expect from each region and points you in the right direction.

At Glory Days Motorhomes, we want to ensure our clients experience the very best of Scotland. If you need a hand planning your itinerary we are more than happy to help.

When it comes to Scotland. Don’t just visit. Explore!