We took the train up Thursday night after work and the four hours sped by. We worked”from home” on Friday and then for 48-hours had an action packed adventure. We began with a tour of the Chocolatarium and a show from the Edinburgh fringed and between Saturday and Sunday visited a palace, a castle, two museums, and climbed a few hills, of course.
The train journey home last night gave me the time to put together this post with a few hours turn around and I hope you enjoy it! It was hard to keep it to only 12 photos as there was so much I wanted to include but that just makes it exciting to have a few full recap posts coming your way soon! See a few highlights below of our weekend exploring Edinburgh.
The garden and entrance to Holyroodhouse Palace
Before dinner Friday night outside St. Columba’s Free Church in the Old Town
The Georgian style St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral from the top of Calton Hill
Making dark chocolate bars at the at the Chocolatarium
The Great Hall in the Castle
Overlooking the New Town of Edinburgh from the Castle Walls in LK Bennett Sneakers
The courtyard of Holyroodhouse Palace, the official residence of the Queen in Scotland
The view from the top of Arthur’s Seat, 250 meters above sea level
Smiling after climbing to the top (albeit in a questionable hiking outfit)
One of the many beautiful pubs brimming with colourful flowers on the Royal Mile
With the cannons protecting the 11th-century Edinburgh Castle – now also houses the the Crown Jewels and National War Museum of Scotland.
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We had booked this weekend away in the Spring when we were not sure International travel would be allowed this Summer. We did not want to cancel this fun adventure but we are off to Chicago in less than 48 hours which make it quite a turnaround, good thing I love travel!
Which of these exploring Edinburgh photos are your favorite?