Last month we visited Scotland's beautiful capital city. Although we'd both been there before we hadn't been together so we went into full tourist mode with trips made to the Castle, Mary King's Close (creepy underground tour), Camera Obscura, Loch Lomond and the Highlands, the National Art Gallery, the Scotch whiskey experience and eh, the cafe where J.K Rowling wrote Harry Potter. It's an absolutely beautiful city that is steeped in history (a lot of which is pretty grim, so would appeal to those of you who appreciate the macabre!) with lots of great places to eat and drink. Everyone is super friendly too; it's a very welcoming city and a great spot for a weekend break away. Here are our highlights in photo format, I've popped them into collages so you don't get photo weary!
The Elephant House cafe ("birthplace of Harry Potter), Me dressed super warmly- 'tis fierce cold there- bring yo scarf and yo gloves!! Lots of cool photo opportunities at Camera Obscura
My lovely sis-in-law and I taking a well deserved break after a walk up the Crags (note- I am very unfit), view from the crags, Loch Lomond lake (breathtaking) and village.
ALL the Scotch Whiskey including this very expensive bottle, costing £18,500 (we bought one each, obvs), the dessert platter of my dreams, COCKTAILS!!
Lots of beautiful architecture..
Me pretending to be William Wallace at Edinburgh castle for no particular discernible reason. Having the lols (as the kids say) with himself.
Much, much love for Edinburgh.
Have you been? Any plans for a trip away somewhere else (not to sound too much like your hairdresser)?