Exactly at this time a year ago, I spent a few days near Edinburgh, Scotland. I didn’t have time to do a lot of sightseeing, but still managed to get around a bit and take in some beautiful views of the city.
There is, first and foremost, Edinburgh Castle, sitting in the middle of Edinburgh on a hill. You have a nice view of the city and beyond from up there.
Of course it was packed with tourists, so I didn’t go in – but the ice cream sold at the truck on the square in front of the castle was super tasty.
Since I also like to go off the beaten path a bit, I took a bus to Inverleith and walked to Inverleith Park. It is a place where people play all kinds of sports, or walk their dogs, or have fun with their kids. Plus, you have a nice view of the city as well.
I would have loved to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia – but didn’t make it in time for the last admission. So check their opening hours if you want to go aboard.
Hopetoun House itself is quite impressive, but a really neat place to have tea and delicious cake is The Stables Kitchen, a tea room and restaurant in, you guessed it, the former stables of the 17th century mansion.
I had a great time in and around Edinburgh – and I most certainly will come back, hopefully with more time to explore everything – and have more tea.