Edinburgh

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Architecture. Architecture. Architecture. Wow! Exploring the old town of Edinburgh was just incredible.

Stay: 2 – 4 nights
Accommodation: If you want to know where the locals go, use airbnb. We stayed in a beautiful apartment in the neighbourhood of Leith. Accessible to the city centre and the River of Leith Walkways. Our host even gave us complimentary tea cakes and homemade granola.

S E E K

Arthurs Seat 
We started at the Palace of Hollyroodhouse and did a clockwise loop that took around 1.5 hours. Amazing views!

Edinburgh Castle 
When you arrive in Edinburgh, it is impossible to avoid the castle that overlooks the city.With so much history, you’d be silly not to go. £14 each
I had an unexpected special moment in the Scottish War Memorial building when I scrolled through the rolls of honour and found my great grandfathers name. If you had a relative serve in WWl or WWll, it is definitely worth a look.

Royal Botanic Garden 
We visited during winter so unfortunately when we were walking around the Royal Botanic Garden just admiring the bare trees. Definitely have a geez if you are visiting in Spring or Summer.

Pentland Hills Regional Park
If you want to get out of the city and smell the fresh Scottish air, I totally recommend heading to the Pentland Hills Regional Park and explore the tranquil surroundings. We began at the Flotterstone Inn and decided to head for the Glencorse Reservoir. With no set destination we just kept walking and then looped back to the Flotterstone Inn for a pint of beer. Check out the following website for more routes…

http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lothian/pentland-hills.shtml

E A T

Wings Edinburgh
So this was a place that my boyfriend really wanted to go and he was in heaven. We were seated at the Dragonball Z table, eating the sauciest wings ever. My favourite flavour was the Whisky and Maple Wings. Mmmmm

Aizle
Hands down the best restaurant I have been too since I landed in Europe. Their untraditional menu is created using local fresh produce that is available that month. Dessert was the highlight for me… a blood orange jelly with ricotta and szechuan pepper.

5 course for £45 each.

Roseleaf
This quirky Mad Hatter’s Tea Party themed bistro was recommended by our airbnb host. If you are staying in the Leith area, I would recommend coming here. We had great food and service.

Wellington Coffee
Whenever I head to a new city, I always try to find the best coffee around. Tucked away in George Street, Wellington Coffee offers a good takeaway brew.