Well, it’s official! My boyfriend are going to London in the fall. I just booked the tickets a few weeks ago and I’m so excited to start planning the trip. While we’re in London, we want to spend time in other places as well, so I’ve started my research. One place I’m very curious about is Edinburgh, Scotland. The city is made up of medieval parts and new, glamorous parts. A castle overlooks the city and it even is near a dormant volcano – what more could you ask for?
[ Old Town ]
Edinburgh’s Old Town is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, all amazingly well preserved and steeped in the city’s history. This pretty little area is full of local pubs, cute boutiques, and farm to table restaurants I’m dying to see.
[ Edinburgh Castle ]
I belong in a castle. I know I do. But just visiting one will do for now. This beautiful castle takes over the skyline of Edinburgh on top of it’s rocky abode.E dinburgh Castle is the most besieged castle in the UK and over many centuries has witnessed royal ceremonies, savage battles, medieval parliaments, lavish feasts, grand parades, ruthless politics, raids by stealth, the birth of a king and the deaths of queens, jousting tournaments, troubled marriages, devout prayers and intensive military activity. I love the historical element of travel and I think this castle really takes the cake.
[ Arthur’s Seat ]
Arthur’s Seat is part of Holyrood Park in Edinburgh. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, a dormant volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. So cool and definitely a tempting win for the city of Edinburgh!
This cafe is where J. K. Rowling wrote the first few Harry Potter books. So why not take those Harry Potter tickets from London and make this into a Harry Potter trip? I’d love to stop for tea here on an afternoon in the city.
We’re still in the process of getting things squared away and picking out our destinations. Do you have any suggestions for what to do in Edinburgh? Is there a not-too-far-away city you think we should consider checking out?
Until next time – stay curious!