A day in Edinburgh, Scotland

Three layers of clothing and three cups of hot chocolate is all you need as you stroll around Edinburgh. It was 9°C, the weather was gloomy and the Old Town, where I stayed, was giving out quite the creepy vibe because of the old stone buildings. But this one day in the capital of Scotland was beautiful and memorable!

You know the day is going to be good when you sip your coffee while enjoying a beautiful view (even though its just old buildings!) and your breakfast looks fresh and colourful! After finally having tasted the famous ‘Avocado on Toast’, I know now why it’s such a huge craze. It makes for a perfect breakfast option and it looks pretty too!

Coffee with a view
The view from my apartment
Breakfast for the Day : Avocado on Toast from Hula Juice Cafe

After grabbing breakfast, we walked around the Old Town. This is where the medieval buildings are situated, along with quaint, authentic pubs and restaurants serving Scottish grub and the perfect whiskey.

Old Town Edinburgh

A must try traditional Scottish dish is Haggis. It is a savoury pudding that consists of a combination of sheep’s pluck (liver, heart and lungs), oatmeal, onions, salt and spices. Sounds gross, right? But it’s just the opposite. I quite liked the dish!

Haggis with mashed potatoes

Harry Potter fans are sure to love this place as it is filled with many stores selling souvenirs, right from magic wands, scarfs of every house, famous quotes on mugs and a lot more. Something for each person of this amazing fandom.

My apartment window was right above a Harry Potter souvenir store – The Boy Wizard

As we walked about the Royal Mile, the busiest tourist street in Old Town that runs approximately one Scots mile long between the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, we were stopped by a street performer who insisted we watch his show. The next half an hour was filled with madness and laughter as the artist performed tricks which included juggling three knives while walking on top of a man who laid down on the street and while riding a unicycle. Watching such performances is a completely different experience. Various artists perform in different parts of the town at different times, so you can surely catch one of them. Stay for the entire show, cheer on, give them a tip. It’ll surely make their day!

All eyes on the volunteer and the knives
Juggling knives while riding the unicycle

Window shopping was the best part of the day. Seeing outfits with the Tartan design, floor mats made of sheep’s skin, many many whiskey bottles, winter wear sold even during summer, an all-year Christmas store. It was all so different!

Some important Scottish lessons
Nutcracker Christmas Shop
Fancy a drink?

As we crossed the Waverly Bridge that connects the Old Town to the New Town, we saw ourselves in the main shopping street of Edinburgh – Princes Street. Walking along this street, one side is filled with several high street brands, while the other side gives you a breathtaking view of the Old Town, including the famous Edinburgh Castle and the beautiful green valley in between. Shopping or sightseeing? Tough choice, right?

As we continued walking along Princes Street, we came across the most beautiful stretch ever! I was completely speechless as I saw an entire row of cherry blossoms! An entire stretch of pink! Due to the strong cold winds, the flowers had fallen from the trees onto the street and the valley, making that sight worth a million bucks! It couldn’t have been more beautiful, and this called for a million pictures and boomerangs! What a beautiful way to end the day.

Cherry Blossom

Due to some glitch, my Boomerangs turned out to be weird, but just look at those flowers! 😍

A carpet of cherry blossoms

Lovestruck

Edinburgh is filled with many attractions including Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Dungeon and more. Two to three days would be perfect to go around the capital of Scotland, and don’t forget to spend each evening at a local pub. Just sit back with a beer and soak in the Scottish vibes.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy Louise says:

    You have some lovely photos!!!! Lovely read too ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Amy! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. knycx says:

    An amazing blog with cherry blossoms! Now I miss Scotland ~~~~ @ knycx.journeying

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, they are absolutely the best! Thank you! 💕

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