Wow. What a city! I went last weekend with some girlfriends of mine and what a jewel this is.
A city full of history, architecture, beautiful vistas and friendly people! We arrived late in the city and checked into our accommodation.
We found a fabulous bar called The Beer Kitchen, it was a microbrewery with Scottish ales. The staff knew what they were talking about and gave us five tasters to taste, wow, they were so tasty! They also provide a lovely tasty breakfast and brunch menu. Check out www.thebeerkitchen.co.uk/bars/edinburgh.
We found a fabulous bar called Moriarty, named after Sherlock’s nemesis which was interesting! Fab decor, lamps, artwork and melting candles on the tables from a gin bottle. http://www.moriartysbar.com/
The next day, we went on a little hike, we stopped for brunch in an independent cafe called Pep and Fodder, I had a delightful freshly made goats cheese panini with salad and a pot of tea. Reasonable too! http://pepandfodder.com/
After this pitstop, we walked to Calton Hill in the morning frost and saw the Monument which is built in palladian style. From here to the right you could see Arthur’s Seat which is the bottom photograph.
After this, we took a sojourn to the Royal Mile. A cobbled street with interesting buildings, alleys and a Cathedral called St Giles with outstanding stained glass windows.
There was a bit of a chill in the air, so we found a bar called The Albanach and purchased a hot toddy. When in Rome, or in this case, when in Edinburgh..http://www.albanach-edinburgh.co.uk/
The three of us went out on the town in the Grassmarket area which has plenty of public houses and we went to the oldest pub in Edinburgh that had old beams with prose written across it and acoustic Scottish and Irish music. A fab night chatting with locals and making new friends!
We visited the Castle, it was a fabulous dry morning and beautiful views from the top. You could see Calton Hill and the Monument.
Whilst we were in Edinburgh, the Christmas market was on, it was a sight to behold.
Below is Rose Street which has plenty of places to drink and eat.
The next day we went to the Scottish National Gallery which had fabulous exhibitions.
If you want to find out more, please contact me and I can organise a fun weekend for you!