A weekend in Edinburgh

Edinburgh castle view SONY DSCHappy Mag EdinburghSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCDSC_0255IMG_20150125_130342SONY DSC Edinburgh is a city soaked in tradition, plaid and whisky. It’s cold, rugged and at times grizzly, but overall incredibly charming. It’s warm hearty meals by the fire place and muddy walks among the elements. It’s scarves and beanies and sturdy boots and mittens and any other layers you’ve got. Bring them. You’ll need them. There were times when I wanted to call defeat; climbing up Arthur’s seat for one, attempting yet another glass of whisky another. But Edinburgh has the kind of spirit that pushes you. When you’re about to call defeat, a local will breeze past making it look so easy, you then think ‘well if they can.’ It’s a city that makes you earn your supper, and charms you with tall tales told in endearing accents.

You can read more about my time in Edinburgh here

Do: Visit the castle on a clear day, and time it so you can join a free tour. The castle was my favourite part of my trip.

Eat: Stop off for some coffee and cake at Spoon on Nicholson Street, try some traditional Scottish fare at Amber Restaurant, and don’t miss the Sunday roast at Galvin Brasserue de Luxe.

Drink: Canoes Tiki Den and The Westroom have fantastic cocktails and they’re right near each other. And then of course there is the famous whiskey experience.

Buy: A tartan scarf of course. There are loads of tourist stores selling them near the castle, but the further away from the castle you get, the better the quality.

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