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Famous Faces: Ian Rankin

August 7, 2009
image courtesy of DigitalAgenc

Image courtesy of DigitalAgency

Every once and a while a face you might recognise more than most comes in to enjoy a coffee or dinner at Centotre.

Edinburgh native, Ian Rankin (pictured above) has recently been in and signed several copies of his new book, Doors Open, in which Centotre has a mention (Chapter 3 Page 21)!

You can pick up your very own signed copy at Centotre and look out for Ian at this years Edinburgh International Book Festival!

Centotre’s Edinburgh Top 10

July 27, 2009
City of Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

Whether you are visiting Edinburgh or live here, Centotre has used experience and the book Scotland The Best by Peter Irvine – which you can purchase at Centotre – to come up with the perfect way to spend a day or weekend in the beautiful city.

1. Begin with a fresh, delicious breakfast at Centotre – of course!

2. A tour of Edinburgh Castle and experience how life in Scotland used to be. Whilst you’re there, pop on into Camera Obscura for an experience you and your children will love.

3. Visit the National Galleries of Scotland to take in some of the most famous and beautiful works of art.

4. Hop on a bus or walk through the lovely villiage of Stockbridge and visit The Dean & Modern Art Galleries.

5. Take a leisurely stroll through the Royal Botanics and view the largest glass house in the UK.

6. Try out our sister restaurant, Zanzero, for a bit of lunch.

7. Hop on a Lothian Bus (no’s 12, 26 & 31) and head out to visit the penguins at the Edinburgh Zoo.

8. Feeling energetic? Take a wee hike up Calton Hill or a big hike up Arthur’s Seat to experience the very best views this city has to offer.

9. Got kiddies? They’ll enjoy the fun & learning that is to be had at Dynamic Earth

10. Enjoy drinks back at Centotre for one of our lovely cocktails or Italian wines.

Make sure you pop in or drop us a line and let us know how your trip went!