A WALK AROUND EDINBURGH

Scotland's Capital City

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I recently returned to the Scottish city of Edinburgh for a quick weekend break.  Thankfully there was glorious sunshine and the whole city looked completely different to when I last visited in winter of last year when it was cold, rainy and grey.  My previous trip was just a fleeting one, so I was excited to see more of what the city had to offer.

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The first thing that warrants a mention is Edinburgh Castle, which is an icon for the city and its top attraction.  It can be spotted from all around from its elevated home on the Castle Rock.

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Edinburgh has some awe inspiring architecture, bringing together both the old and the new, which sets an atmosphere for the city as a whole.  Much of it is grand and impressive, making Edinburgh a very pretty city.

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We headed over to Holy Cow, a vegan restaurant, for a spot of lunch.

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The small, independent cafe serves up an array of hearty Plant Based dishes.

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Edinburgh has a fantastic selection of galleries to keep you occupied so we decided to go on a bit of a crawl.  First up, we headed to the Scottish National Gallery, located right in the heart of the city.

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You could easily spend hours browsing Edinburgh’s fantastic galleries.  If you are a fan of classic art, there’s currently a Rembrandt exhibition on, which is well worth seeing.

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(Below) inside the incredible St Giles Cathedral, the main place of worship of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.

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We headed over to the other side of the city to a cafe called  The Pantry which serves a delightful matcha tea latte and mean slice of cake.

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We rounded up our time in Edinburgh with a quick excursion to the Dean Village, which is located just a 10 minute drive from the city centre.  It has a much more relaxed vibe to it and is simply picture perfect.

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I still feel as though I’ve barely dented the surface on what Edinburgh has to offer.  It’s a happening international city that has proudly maintained its unmistakably Scottish identity, making it one of the top cities to explore in the UK.  I can’t wait for my next visit!

I’ve also written about :

Where I Ate Vegan and Vegetarian In Edinburgh 

Drinks and The Dome – Edinburgh 

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