Edinburgh // vol1

Saturday, November 12, 2016

I'm a bit late with this post but I wanted to share with you the trip Tristan organised for my birthday. He surprised me and booked a weekend away in Edinburgh. I have visited Edinburgh before but only there for a few hours, so I have always wanted to go back and discover the city a bit more.

We stayed in the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel which is very central and basically next to Calton Hill. We stayed in a lovely rooftop room and with a nice city view from the window - we could see Edinburgh Castle!

Calton Hill was our first spot to visit. It has an amazing view all around the city and of Arthur's seat, so it is worth going for the beautiful pictures. There are many interesting historical buildings and monuments but as it's a hill be prepared for wind and rain!

National Monument of Scotland
I and National Monument of Scotland
Tristan and National Monument of Scotland
View to Arthur's Seat

The next day we started our day at the famous Edinburgh Castle. Again, the view from the castle is absolutely stunning. I like the brown/grey bricks that colour the city.

We followed a guide and visited everywhere marked on the map. We got to see each of the castle's attractions - Queen of Scots crown jewels, The Royal Palace, St Margaret's Chapel (oldest building in Edinburgh) and the castle prison to name a few!

The Royal Palace
St Margaret's Chapel
Inside the castle walls are more walls
Happy tourist

To even it out a bit I will leave the rest for my next post! 

To be continued..

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