UK, Day 4 & 5: Edinburgh

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To sum up my experience of Edinburgh succinctly: WE NEEDED MORE TIME. Like, a lot more time. You could literally spend hours wandering the streets and the narrow Harry Potter-like alleys. Oh, and the Waterstone’s. The Edinburgh branch stole my heart. You could actually see the CASTLE from one of the floors. What an amazing place to write that would be!?

By time we reached the city it was heading into nighttime — and we only had the next day before we headed further into the Highlands. And… just our luck, it started raining the next day. Goodbye, perfect weather!

One of the first things we did the following morning was, of course, head to the castle.

And it rained.

And rained.

And rained some more.

I managed to catch a few quick shots before the rain started, but they were few and far in between. The views from atop the castle were GLORIOUS (despite the rain & overcast weather.)

View of Edinburgh Castle from one of the lower streets.

View of Edinburgh Castle from one of the lower streets.

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View #1 from the castle.

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View #2 from the castle.

The castle courtyard.

The castle courtyard.

One of the statues outside the Scottish National War Memorial.

One of the statues outside the Scottish National War Memorial.

If you asked me whether I preferred Edinburgh over London… I’m fairly sure the answer would have to be yes. And that is saying quite something considering London surprised me in the best way possible. Edinburgh is split into two sections: the Old and the New, and a lot of the old buildings have been kept (and restored), as well as the gorgeous statue and parks. As I’m writing this I’m over halfway through our trip — and can say with ease that still, Scotland has been my absolute favourite place so far.

We had two nights — one full day — to explore the city, and it SO was not enough. Nevertheless, I took a gargantuan amount of photos.

I cannot get enough of these adorable phone boxes.

I cannot get enough of these adorable phone boxes.

One of the many Diagon Alley-like back alleys in Edinburgh.

One of the many Diagon Alley-like back alleys in Edinburgh.

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That last photo there? Literally the VIEW out of the third or fourth floor in one of Edinburgh’s Waterstone’s branches. How INCREDIBLE is that? I was in heaven. Bookstore + castle = what more could you possibly want?

In reality I could’ve included a looooot more photos in this post, but in fear of slowing down your internet I chose my favourites from the two night stay. Because despite the rain, Edinburgh is a pretty incredible city.


What’s next, you’re wondering? Fort William + the Highlands! (spoiler: I did NOT find the Loch Ness monster. sorry.) But there is some gorgeous terrain and, yep, you guessed it — more castles. And… I have to ask: Do you love the rainy weather as much as I do?

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10 thoughts on “UK, Day 4 & 5: Edinburgh

  1. *stares at photos for hours, speechless*

    LONDON LOOKS AMAZING!!!!
    Don’t know if you watch Doctor Who but if you see the Doctor frantically running around, give him a hug for me!
    It also looks really rainy………….
    Keep on having fun, Kara!!!

  2. Despite the rain omg Edinburgh looks stunning! I can definitely see how it would be a great place of inspiration for writers – the castle view definitely could get the creativity flowing. Lovely photos Kara :)

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