This is a guest post written by Anu from Country Hopping Couple. If you would like to write for A Passion and A Passport, find out more information about guest posting here.
The capital and 2nd largest city in Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast facing the North Sea. When I came here 3 years back to make a living, it was love at first sight with this city. It has this unique combination of charming past and modern glamour – gothic churches, cobblestone streets, Georgian buildings coupled with modern architecture and a sizzling night life. Overall, Edinburgh has a lot to offer – museums, art galleries, shopping malls, gardens, castle, palace, trekking & hills that offer panoramic views of the city – everything around the city centre.
Edinburgh is not just a cultural city. It is known as a literary capital of English speaking world. It has been home to many authors like Sir Walter Scott and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and has been an inspiration to authors like J.K.Rowling. To add, Edinburgh has incomparable festivals that happens all though the year – Fringe Festival, Military Tattoo, Hogmany to name a few. Altogether, Edinburgh is a complete package for all ages. Ok! Don’t think I am all bragging about Edinburgh. I say all this because 48 hours is not adequate to see and enjoy this city. But I will try my best to share the best attractions!
If you’re not up for a trek, then walk left on the roundabout until you see a Margaret Loch (Lake) on your right side. It’s a gorgeous lake with mountains at the backdrop. You can walk around the lake or feed the swans & ducks around or simply relax and do people watching.
- Edinburgh weather is so unpredictable. Always carry a sturdy umbrella and raincoat with you.
- Due to this unpredictability, I’ve suggested a combination of both outdoor and indoor attractions. Coz you never know how the weather turns!
- Edinburgh is a great city to explore by foot. So wear nice, comfortable shoes.
- You can also travel in the local buses to explore Edinburgh. Adult day ticket costs £3.50 with unlimited rides on Lothian Buses.
- Edinburgh is well connected by rail/road/air network from London and other major cities in UK. Waverley is the main train station which is located on the Princes Street itself.
- Best time to visit Edinburgh is between May-Sep.