We spent a lovely few days in Edinburgh at the mid-point of our trip. The day we arrived in Edinburgh was the day we met up with our friends from Germany – Sarah and Daniel. They’ve also celebrated their 10th anniversary, not long before us and every couple of years we try and meet up – alternating the UK and Germany. Last time we did Munich and Oktoberfest, this time Edinburgh!
Here’s some pictorial highlights of our time there. We had the most beautiful weather! Clear blue skies and sunshine.
The world’s biggest, most comfortable bed in the apartment we rented!
Anniversary dinner at Angels & Bagpipes (featuring complimentary prosecco) – I had pigeon:
Also had this beautiful panacotta with rose sorbet:
After-dinner drinks at The Dome – with amazing views:
Lots of things to peer down at:
Lots of beautifully formed little houses with cute details:
First view of the castle:
Glimpsing the back of the Royal Mile over the Princes Street Gardens:
Londn 2012 themed display in Princes Street Gardens:
View down towards Waverley station:
The Scott monument:
Edinburgh is a city of many steps:
We finally made it up on to the Mile:
The Witchery on the Royal Mile:
Closer views of the Castle:
Being up at the castle you can get some great views over the city:
You can see the firth!
If ever you’re in Edinburgh, you need to check out OINK! Every day they roast a whole pig, then display it in the window and make amazing pulled pork sandwiches from it. Trev had his with haggis:
I love all the little streets in Edinburgh!
The above street also happens to feature a certain well-known yarn-store:
Trev is very at home in a yarn shop. It is one of his preferred natural habitats:
On this same street is a restaurant recommended by Natalie at the Yarn Yard:
Trev tried his first haggis (I didn’t dare!) – apparently it was very tasty:
St Giles Church on the Mile:
We spent some time visiting Mary King’s Close – no pictures from inside as unfortunately we weren’t allowed, but would encourage a visit if you’re in Edinburgh as it lets you understand what life was like in old Edinburgh:
Thankfully we got to spend some time walking DOWN the Mile – as most things in Edinburgh seem to be up a hill:
Views over towards Calton Hill at the end of the Mile:
We hunted down good coffee…
Found Royal Banks…
We wandered over to Old Calton Cemetary:
We braved the walk up Calton Hill (this was brutal at the end of a long day!):
As dusk it meant we got some great views back towards the Mile:
I tried out the panorama feature on my mobile:
We jumped off rocks…
We found underground bars…
We stuck around for the night as we went on a Murder/Mystery tour, so we were able to see Edinburgh all lit up at night:
We absolutely loved our time in Edinburgh. It’s such a beautiful city and we can’t wait to go back. There’s still so much we want to explore that we didn’t have time for during our short visit. Really, we only had this one single day in Edinburgh itself before we moved on to other things.
We can’t wait to go back in the very near future!