Monday, 19 December 2011


A birthday weekend

arthurs-seat.pngWe were big fans of Edinburgh before coming here for this birthday weekend away, but over the past four days we feel we've learnt more about the city and love it even more.

scott-monument.pngHow can anyone not fall for this place? We've spent a grand total of £7 each on tourist attractions, but had jam-packed days. We must have walked about ten miles each day exploring the old and new towns, and following the river down to Leith.

princes-street-fair.pngAnyone in the UK who doesn't know Edinburgh is missing out. Top moments this time around were eating locally inspired food at A Room in Leith, exploring the vast National Museum (which would give South Kensington a run for its money), the galleries (especially the recently re-opened Scottish National Portrait Gallery), the glass houses at the Royal Botanic Gardens, and squeezing to the top of the Scott Monument. Add to all that the Christmas markets and you'll see why we were busy.

In fact, pretty much everything we did was wonderful. Edinburgh should be your next city break.

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