enchanting Edinburgh - ScotlandSaturday, August 16, 2014
I thought since I shared my recent adventure to Glasgow with you last week I would continue with the Scotland theme today and tell you about the time I went to enchanting Edinburgh with my Mum, who was visiting from New Zealand.
This was back in 2012, prior to my getting married and we decided to have a long weekend in the Scottish capital to sightsee, get in some girl time, and most importantly wedding dress shop! Now don't worry - this is not a wedding post. In between dress shopping we walked all over this enchanting city, and ticked all my key travel boxes - culture, food, architecture, history, shopping, cake :)
So without further ado - here are my top eight Edinburgh highlights....
1. Shopping on Victoria Street - in the Old Town of Edinburgh
Not only is this street incredibly beautiful with it's elegant curve and historic architecture but the selection of boutique shops just waiting to be browsed is mighty fine.
5. Indulging in flat whites galore
Edinburgh has a great independent café culture and most cafés do actually know what a flat white is. Hallelujah!
6. And speaking of cafés - visiting The Elephant House
The Elephant House was made famous as the spot where J.K. Rowling sat, dreamed up and wrote the Harry Potter series overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Can you see the castle through the window?
7. Visiting Edinburgh Castle
Sitting high above Edinburgh city sits Edinburgh Castle on its great rock. Definitely make this the one attraction you do visit while in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle has a varied and colourful history. Battles and sieges were fought over it, royalty has lived and died within its walls, and numerous generations have been and inspired by it.
8. Amazing cupcakes at Cuckoo's Bakery
Recommended by the lovely Zoë from Conversation Pieces. I may have been wedding dress shopping but it was impossible to say no to this cupcake perfection. Next time you're in Edinburgh make sure you stop by.
Have a great weekend everyone.