An Edinburgh Escape

Scotland, the home of bagpipes and tartan.

The capital Edinburgh is bursting with charm and history.

Being part of the United Kingdom with only a short plane journey, it’s a perfect weekend away.

The History

Along with the cobbled streets and unique shops, Edinburgh Castle is a pinpoint, not just historically, but The Esplanade holds many concerts and events, not to mention the all so famous Royal Edinburgh Tattoo held in August.imagegen.ashx.jpg

Photo Credit: http://www.schotland.nu

The Castle also has frequent events, including a Burns For Beginners, so your all set for Burns Night on the 25th January.

Where to stay

Right in the heart of Edinburgh, Old Town Chambers Apartments is a 5 minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and is perfect if you want to explore. Luxury apartments mixed with old and new interior, you can also request a chef to come to cook for you.

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What’s good

Cuckoos Bakery  are Scotland’s best cupcakes, crowned two years in a row. Fully indulge in their tea rooms, sweet and savoury offering lunch options as well as their glorious cakes.

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Take a sip of Bramble Bar’s cocktails and drinks. Underground, understated and exclusive, rated as one of Edinburgh’s best!

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What to do

Play mind tricks at  Camera Obscura and World of Illuminations including a mirror maze and a giant kaleidoscope. Be sure to head up to the roof top while your there and take in the breathtaking views.

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Photo Credit: http://www.worldfortravel.com

Catch up on films at the Cameo,  around for over 100 years and beautifully  refurbished with the most comfortable seats in town.

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Photo Credit: http://edinburgh247.com

Fancy some retail therapy? Multrees Walk is home to luxury designer brands including Mulberry and Harvey Nichols. However if you wanted something more alternative The West End offers many designer boutiques and vintage shopping. Scattered with cobbled streets, cafe’s and restaurants this hidden gem is worth exploring.

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Multrees Walk. Photo: Edinburgh Architecture

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West End. Photo: Edinburgh Architecture

Where is your favourite place to go in the UK?

 

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Camille Shern says:

    I love Edinburgh! I can go back many times but it still amazes me how beautif the city is!

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    1. bondpm says:

      I know, it’s so beautiful all year round!

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