I was fortunate enough to work at a venue hosting part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week. I happened to have the Saturday off, so Barney drove up late Friday night, and we spent 24 hours in Edinburgh together.
Miraculously although scheduled for thunderstorms, the weather was beautiful; so warm and sunny. We started the day by taking a good old Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour around the city – our favourite tourist thing to do. I loved every single second of this; it allowed us to see the most beautiful and historical sights.
Once off the bus, we made our way to the Royal Mile and fully embraced ourselves into the Fringe Festival spirit. We stopped at PQA Venues (Venue 277) and had some wood fire pizza and some beers – delicious! We then carried on up the mile and found ourselves at Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle was breath-taking; so big and gave us views to die for. We went into every section we could and even got to see the Crown Jewels! We were lucky enough to see the one o’clock cannon go off as well!
After the castle we had a little explore up and down all the lovely winding roads; Cockburn Street and Victoria Street leading onto Grassmarket were my favourites. We stopped off at Maggie Dickson’s and had a shot of whiskey each – I have to admit, it probably took me about half an hour to finish it as I’m not the biggest fan of whiskey, but Barney assured me it tasted good! We finished the day by having a deep-fried mars bar – yes I am a typical tourist, but these tasted so good.
Edinburgh by far exceeded my expectations, and we were told to come back and visit at Christmas as everywhere is lit up and there are lots of Christmas markets – my idea of heaven! The architecture was beautiful, and it is a city I’d recommend to anyone for a short getaway.
Have you ever been?