Monday 25 June 2012

Stairlifts Edinburgh – Stairlifts Lothian, Scotland

Click here to find new and reconditioned stairlifts in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Edinburgh, Scotland . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0131 242 0046  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.

Stairlifts Edinburgh

Edinburgh in Lothian is Scotland’s capital and their seat of parliament.  The city’s skyline is dominated by its Castle which sits at one end of The Royal Mile.  At the opposite end is Holyrood Palace, the official seat of the Royal Family in Scotland.  The Queen takes up residence here for one week every year at the beginning of summer to carry out a number of official duties.

Holyrood Palace was founded by the Scottish King David I in the 12th century and it has remained the Royal residence of the monarchy of Scotland since that time.

Castle Comfort Stairlifts
You might not be royalty but you still deserve a carriage.  One to get you up and down those stairs that is.  Castle Comfort Stairlifts know that there are already well over 2,000 Edinburgh citizens who own one of these ‘carriages’ to make stairs safer and easier.

We can advise and supply stairlifts from all UK manufacturers.  It’s all a matter of the one that suits you and your staircase best.  Straight, curved and even platform can make that trip upstairs much easier.

If you’d like to know more about which one is right for you then please give our local office a call on  0131 242 0046 .

Compare prices on our website and consider your options.  We can advise on grants or 0% finance too.

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle sits on top of a volcanic rock and has a long history which dates back to at least the 9th century.  It has been involved in many conflicts over the centuries and still has a military presence.  It is now owned by Historic Scotland and probably best known for hosting Edinburgh’s annual Military Tattoo since 1950.  This colourful event is performed every evening and twice on Saturdays throughout August.

Source:Kim Traynor

Edinburgh Castle is the most visited paid for attraction in Scotland; it had 1.3 million visitors last year.  The oldest surviving building in Edinburgh is St Margaret’s Chapel within the Castle which dates back to the 12th century.  The Castle also houses Scotland’s National War Museum and various regimental museums.

The Royal Mile – a Scottish mile by all accounts – joins these two great historic buildings.  It is actually a series of streets, many of them cobbled, which run through the centre of Edinburgh’s Old Town.  Part way down is Parliament Square which was in front of the old Parliament buildings and law courts and St Giles Cathedral.

Edinburgh has 4,500 listed buildings and 40 conservation areas accounting for 23% of the buildings in the town and the same percentage of the population.  These are the highest ratios for any town in the UK.

New Town
Edinburgh’s New Town was planned and built in the 18th century.  The young architect James Craig won a competition with his plans for the New Town which was needed as the Medieval Edinburgh of Old Town was over crowded.  The new ordered grid system of roads and buildings perfectly fitted the period of Enlightenment.  The main street of New Town was George Street which runs parallel to Princes Street – now the main shopping street in Edinburgh - and Queen Street.  There are two squares which link these streets that still look very grand; the squares are St Andrew and Charlotte.  Famous architect Robert Adam designed Charlotte Square and his design influenced the architecture well into the 19th century.

Both Old and New Town are recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites.

In the 18th century Edinburgh became known as the ‘Athens of the North’.  It was right at the heart of The Enlightenment a movement led by the University of Edinburgh and its many well known scholars of the period.

The Edinburgh Festival
Every end of July to the beginning of September Edinburgh hosts the Edinburgh International Festival of which the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is part.

It attracts productions from around the world.  Also other festivals which happen during the same period and make Edinburgh’s streets buzz with visitors, performers and buskers.  In fact a trip down the Royal Mile during this time gives an interesting preview of many of the smaller shows.

It has spawned many other festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which permeates the city with productions by a huge amount of companies and performers in all sorts of venues.  There is also the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and the Book Festival.  Edinburgh also has an Art Festival, a Television Festival, a Music Festival, one focused on Jazz, a Children’s Theatre Festival and one on Science.  There is a Film Festival (now moved to June) too.

Edinburgh is also known for its famous ‘street party’ on Princes Street and the Royal Mile every Hogmanay when people come from all over the world to ‘see in the New Year’ Scots’ style.  This celebration lasts around 4 days with processions, fireworks and live bands and is a ‘ticket only’ event.

Sporting Edinburgh
Edinburgh is also home to two professional football clubs: Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian.  Locals call the teams Hibs and Hearts.

It is also the home to the Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scotland’s National Rugby Union team.  The stadium is owned by Scottish Rugby Union.  Edinburgh’s team play at Murrayfield too.  It has the largest capacity of any stadium in Scotland, seating 67,000.

Famous people linked to Edinburgh
As with any capital city the list of famous people connected to Edinburgh is almost endless.  We thought we’d just mention a few.

First of all a couple from fiction:
·         Miss Jean Brodie lived in Morningside and Muriel Spark the author was also born in Edinburgh

·         Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus lives in Marchmont and worked in the Edinburgh district of St Leonards

·         Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie is also from Edinburgh

·         J K Rowling started writing Harry Potter in an Edinburgh coffee shop

Source: Daniel Ogren

Other authors with connections include:
Sit Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Homes), Adam Smith (The Wealth of Nations), Rob Roy (Ivanhoe), Robert Louis Stephenson (Treasure Island), Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting)

Many scientists hail from or have connections with Edinburgh including:
James Clerk Maxwell (electromagnetism), Alexander Graham Bell (engineer and inventor of the telephone), Max Born (physicist and Nobel winner), Charles Darwin (Origin of the Species), David Hume (philosopher), the inventors of Dolly the sheep – Colin Maclaurin and Ian Wilmut

Actors and media personalities:
Sean Connery, Ronnie Corbett, Brian Cox, Kirsty Gallacher, Hannah Gordon, Ian Richardson and Ewen Bremner

Last but not least Greyfriars Bobby; this terrier showed complete devotion, guarding his master’s grave for 14 years in the 19th century.

Stairlifts for everyone
Remember if you are having difficulty with the stairs in your Edinburgh pile, let us help give you back your independence.  Once the stairlift that suits you and your home best is agreed, it can be supplied and fitted in half a day at most.  Then you’ll have the freedom of your home back.

We have a 24/7 after sales service too, so that you can rest assured that we can fix any breakdowns or problems in record time.

If you still have questions or would like to arrange for a stairlift to be fitted, please call our Edinburgh office on 0131 242 0046 .

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