One of our last trips of 2012 was to Edinburgh, Scotland. Having lived in the UK for almost a decade neither of us had been to Scotland and we decided it was about time we changed that!
We took the easy option and jumped on a plane to make the most of a long weekend – preferable to spending hours on the train!
Considering it was December we were really lucky with the weather, although it was freezing it only rained once. So if you’re going in winter wrap up warm and explore Edinburgh on foot – it’s a pretty city with lots of great little streets that you’d miss by bus.
Apart from long, lazy breakfasts and lots of coffee breaks our weekend in Scotland was mostly made up of our own little walking tour! Highlights included Edinburgh Castle (of course!), the National Galleries and the gorgeous Christmas markets.
It also happened to be St.Andrew’s Day while we were there (a complete coincidence) which meant extra festivities throughout the city and great shopping discounts, always a bonus!
The National Galleries were a great find, we came across them by chance one morning when we were walking into town and as it’s free to look around it would have been rude not to! If you like art/art history you should definitely visit.
One tip though – although the city has plenty of gorgeous little tea rooms and shabby chic spots for brunch, they normally only have a few tables so if you can it’s best to boo in advance to make sure you have a seat!