I have fallen a little behind on the blogging but I promise to catch up! Too much relaxing and doing stuff (how dare holidays get in the way). Back to the job at hand to tell you about our time in Edinburgh. We split up our time in Edinburgh as our Haggis Adventures trip was in-between. I would recommend giving yourself enough time before and after a tour like that so you don’t have to worry about running late for buses and planes etc.
Our first afternoon after we got off the train from Glasgow was certainly busy! We walked the Royal Mile and checked out Edinburgh Castle. You definitely need a couple of hours handy for the castle as it is massive. We arrived inside just as a free tour was about to start so we joined in and learned more than we would have just walking around.
We checked in to our Airbnb about a 10 minute walk from the Royal Mile where a friendly cat named Mr Bitey also resided and received lots of pats (don’t tell our two cats). There was a local bar nearby serving Buffalo burgers. This is a MUST DO when you are in Edinburgh. They were very delicious and didn’t break the bank.
The time after our tour was spent in a different part of town in the suburb of Bonnington. Right near our Airbnb was a great street filled with good food including Cafe Piccante where we got some of the best deep fried pizza that Scotland is known for. It became our base to explore the following day which included Dean Village and the east part of the Royal Mile which included Holyrood Palace. Due to knee issues I was not doing the trudge up Arthur’s Seat so Calton Hill had to do. The clouds were fast approaching and did open up on us while on top of the Hill. A little wet, I was able to grab some nice shots when the sun came out immediately after the downpour.
We started to dry off in a random cafe/restaurant in the same street as Cafe Piccante and I enjoyed our last night eating minestrone soup and chickem, bacon and leek pot pie. See some photos below of the time we had in beautiful Edinburgh.
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