During my two day visit in Edinburgh I really did experience four seasons in one day. We arrived from from London after a very swift flight from London City Airport and hopped in a black cab to our hotel which was near the centre of town. The room was without doubt the best in the hotel and it was huge and felt very grand indeed. After a quick unpack we headed straight for the old town in Edinburgh to have a look around.
By the time we had got two minutes down the road it was of course pouring with rain. We had walk around the old town but to be honest it was a miserable place to walk in the rain/hail. My husband is a huge craft beer fanatic so what better place to indulge in his craft beer obsession than the Edinburgh Brew Dog pub.
The following day was raining (again) but not as bad as the night before so we headed straight for the castle but at £16 each we decided not to go inside but rather admire from afar.
We strolled down the Royal Mile and here began the rain, hail, sleet, snow and then sun – hence the title of this post. The weather was extreme to say the least and I’ll give it to the Scottish they are a hardy bunch, there wasn’t one umbrella in sight.
We found ourselves at Holyrood which is the Queens Palace, it looked very grand from the outside but again as the admission price was £14 we again decided to give it a miss. I have visited Buckingham Palace twice and it doesn’t get much grander than that so I don’t really feel like I’m missing out on much.
My next stop was The Balmoral Hotel for a spot of afternoon tea. This afternoon tea was recommended to me by Kelly a.k.a the afternoon tea guru. The hotel itself is well placed right in the centre of town and is very grand. The Palm Court where you partake in the afternoon tea was beautiful and the afternoon tea itself was delicious and the service was impeccable. After gorging ourselves for almost three hours on sandwiches, sweets, cake and tea we headed back to our hotel very full.
On the walk back the sun was setting over the castle and the nearby buildings and it looked majestic. It was a good way to end our two days in Edinburgh.
I must say I didn’t love Edinburgh, it’s pretty sure but there isn’t a hell of a lot to actually do or see. The famous Royal Mile was filled with tourist tack down each side of the road and it wasn’t the cobble stone cute streets that I had imagined it to be. Maybe I’ve seen the film ‘One Day’ one too many times.
Where I stayed: The Edinburgh Lodge
This hotel was a beautiful old building with amazing staff, a delicious breakfast and a rather large room.
Have you been to Edinburgh? What did you love about it?