Edinburgh, land of the Scots

Edinburgh was very much the SO’s European destination. The maternal side of his family have a strong Scottish heritage, so it seemed only right he should visit it.

We only had two nights and we certainly wished we had more time in Edinburgh, as it is absolutely stunning. The landscape is so rich in history and art, all touched with a little bit of wildness. There is a constant wind that sweeps the cold into your bones and forces trees to grow sideways, so forget blowdrying your hair or wearing high heels. The cobblestones will break them and you will be left sobbing in front of a highland busker.

We walked everywhere, up and down the Royal Mile and wandering the closes. To any potential visitor, I highly recommend the Real Mary King’s Close tour. It is an underground guided tour of what’s left beneath the Royal Mile – not for the claustrophobic, but certainly educational.