Sunday, July 24, 2011

Our visit to Edinburgh, Scotland

When TL suggested we go to Edinburgh while planning our European adventure, I slightly brushed it off because I hadn't heard much about it before.
Well, if you have never heard that Edinburgh is a must see - allow me to be your reference!
It is a fabulous place - one of my favorite stops of all of the European countries we visited.
It's old, rustic, friendly, and haunted.

We stayed at The Sheraton Grand Edinburgh, and it was the perfect spot for our 4 day stay. 
Edinburgh is small enough to walk - and we did lots of it!
The Royal Mile runs right through "old town" from Edinburgh Castle to The Palace of Holyroodhouse - it's the perfect walk, lined with pubs and shops, to get a feel of the city.
We pub hopped our way around old town and visited both Edinburgh Castle & The Palace of Holyroodhouse (Her Majesty The Queen's residence in Scotland).  We also toured The Royal Yacht Britannia. (Where princess Diana & Charles spent their honeymoon)

We also spent one late night walking around the haunted cemetaries - and... we did a tour of The Real Mary King's Close!  It was very interesting - and spooky!

Edinburgh is absolutely unique.  It's architecture is old, but strong, masculine & gothic.  The entire city looks like a postcard.  My camera had pooped out by the time we made it here, so thank goodness, our friends C&K were with us to snap photos and let me borrow a camera!
{looks like a postcard!}
{view of Edinburgh Castle from Starbucks...}
{Royal Wedding China}
{we crammed in as many pubs as possible!  The local brews were delicious!}
{Edinburgh Castle}
We have so many pictures, it's hard to choose the ones that truly show off this city.
It's very beautiful... and very charming!

We cannot wait to go back someday!

31 comments:

Married...with a Pup said...

Wow amazing! Looks like it's not real!

Erin said...

Just found your blog and love it, I'm your newest follower!

These are beautiful pictures...never been to Scotland, need to go! It looks charming!

xo
Erin

pinkandpolos.blogspot.com

Jesica said...

With my in-laws all living in London and with all the trips to the UK we make I find it a little sad that I've never made the effort to go to Scotland! Hopefully someday soon, especially after seeing all your beautiful pictures!

~Macs Girl~ said...

I love that first photo!

Claire Kiefer said...

Those are some seriously cute pictures! I've never been to Edinburgh, though I'd love to go. Pub hopping sounds like a blast anytime. Your hair looks great, by the way! And I love your floral scarf. Wow, that was a totally disjointed comment, ha. :)

Jax said...

Beeeeauuutiful! And love me some haunted places! My eyebrows perked when I read that! ha! :) Gorgeous... very postcard-esque in every photo!

Megan said...

im so glad you shared this! lately i have had an urge to go there! im a bit bored with london, already been to dublin a few times, and have NEVER been to scotland! these photos make me want to book a trip pronto!! thanks for sharing girl!!! hope u have a great week!

Lauren said...

Wow, those photos are incredible! Such a beautiful city!

Sarah Mina said...

LOVE the royal wedding china!

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Dollface said...

These pictures look amazing! I love the artistic ones, xxooo

Elle Sees said...

Everyone said go to Ireland...but I admit I loved Scotland a lot! Ps love your scarf.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful place! It just looks like you are stepping back in time!

Fashion Meets Food said...

How gorgeous!! I have family there but they never seem to take pictures. I would love to be able to visit someday! Love your blog and I am your newest follower!

xo

Bobbi said...

Those are great pictures! I've never been but I've heard how great it is and how haunted it is!

Alli said...

Oh wow! Edinburgh was the city I was most excited to visit when we went back in 2005. Once we arrived I knew it was a place I 'd have to go back to again. London and Paris are beautiful but Edinburgh has a special place in my heart. I think it's the historic charm of the castle upon the hill.

birdie to be said...

These pictures are fabulous! Looks like a fantastic trip!

LC said...

I have a friend who recently went there and loved it too! You're pictures look amazing. The buildings look like something from a movie set, not real life.

Meri said...

I don't know much about Edinburgh either, but I've always heard Scotland is incredibly beautiful. It sort of does look like I pictured it, but with more variety! Thanks for sharing!
meri
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Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, this looks so gorgeous! Now I definitely want to go there!

Sarah said...

I LOVED Edinburgh when I went! Glad you had such a great time! Hubby is from Glasgow so we try to get back there every other year! :)

Carolyn said...

OMG! I want to go there so badly!! :) Glad you had fun!

That china is GORGEOUS!

Adrienne Gomer said...

Edinburgh looks gorgeous! I've always wanted to go there no it's moved up my list.

Pearl Westwood said...

What great photos, love the one of you three in the columns!!

Cole said...

I've traveled all over, but Edinbugh is my FAVORITE city in the world!!! Every time I go to the UK, I take the train from London on up for a day or two. :-)

The best part is the Military Tattoo that they have each summer. Such a sight to see!

Blue said...

This looks great! I really want to go there some day, because that is where my parent met...

Mo said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! I've always wanted to go. Looks like you had a lovely time.

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Simone said...

You know, two of my cousins went to University in Edinburgh and always loved it - but I've never been there!! Your photos have convinced me that I must go, isn't it beautiful!!

And that Starbucks window....GORGEOUS!! X

Ocean Dreams said...

Looks like you had an amazing time - always love seeing your photos girl!

MissBliss said...

What beautiful adventures... such joy!

Katie.Daily said...

Awesome pictures! I want to go to Scotland so bad!! Cute blog btw! just found it!

xo- Kt

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