Travel is one thing I am extremely passionate about. I have had the opportunity to visit four continents and I would love to see the other three before I am 30. I have a travel bucket list that you love, espeically when I do my past adventure series. I update it periodically but recently I have added a new destination to the list: Edinburgh, Scotland.
It is a new destination on my list for three reasons: the first is that in my favorite book, A Prisonor of Birth by Jeffery Archer, a main character Sir Nicholas Moncrieff, is from Scotland, which I recently listened to for the third time on Audible. Second, when I made my brother the photo book of his study abroad in Europe last fall for Christmas I realized that Edinburgh has some beautiful sites. Finally, I noticed on my Pinterest board Places I Want to Go many of the images I have pinned are from Edinburgh. Enough reasons for you? It was for me!
This capital city is gorgeous and while I am not quite ready to book a flight across the pond I have been looking at places to stay and the idea of staying in a authentic Scottish guest house makes the trip even exciting – I am in love with some of the options on Venere. I did not take any of these pictures, as I have not been to Ediburgh yet but hopefully one day I will have similar shots.
These are the five best things to do in Edinburgh as compiled from a list of primary and secondary sources. When I vist the city I am unsure of how many days I will have so I would have but I would try and fit as many of these in as possible! Here are the top things I would want to do:
I would willingly pay the high admission price to go inside its’ blackened stone walls to see the the Honours, or crown jewels of Scotland. I have been to the Tower of London (here) on two occasions and love looking at the priceless gems. I hear that you should visit on weekdays and be suer to be there at 1 p.m. to see the gun firing. Noted.
The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) is my favorite museum in New York City because of the vast quantity quality, and diversity of pieces on display I would absolutely want to go see the 2,000 years of history on display. Plus, it is free!
Do not be mistaken, I DO NOT hike but this summit — which actually sits atop an extinct volcano – I would classify as one of those “when in Rome…” things. I automatically asumed, as apparently many do, that the name is in reference to King Arthur but, unfortunatelym it does not. However, this would not deter me from a visit. Apparently the 360-degree views at the top are worth and the crumbling remains of St. Anthony’s Chapel are beautiful.
Sweeping from the high-on-a-hill Edinburgh Castle to the Holyroodhouse Palace, the Royal Mile is one of the most famous streets in the world and, I am told, must see for all visitors to Edinburgh. Since this is in the Old Town, the historic heart of the city, and the center of everything my ideal trip would involve a hotel on this strip.
Edinburgh #13 in World’s Best Places to Visit, here.