Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Edinburgh, part 2

Where we talk about the many sights that the beautiful town of Edinburgh offers to the newly arrived visitor, starting from the picturesque shops in Victoria Street : )

- in addition to a rather unpredictable weather : ) -

Many unexpected glimpses of bright colours..

A massive and rather gloomy castle - ok, it's worth saying that when we visited it, the castle was much crowded, and the cold and rainy day didn't help either. I suspect that the same fortress would have looked much more charming in a quiet and sunny springtime morning.

The Grassmarket, with its range of yummy streetfood and spooky stories - such as "Half-Hangit Maggie"'s or Captain John Porteous' vicissitudes.

And of course the busy, buzzing and chaotic Royal Mile, with its monuments, pubs, shops and some really amazing street performers..

(this guy was not only a talented juggler,
but an extremely funny comedian also! :D )

But if you are looking for a bit of relax, you can leave the Old Town and enjoy a walk through The Meadows, a large park in the southern part of Edinburgh where you can easily spot a bunch of playful squirrels. : )

Bonus point, it will take less than five minutes from there to reach the wonderfully Scottish atmosphere of the Cloisters Bar, which is considered to be one of the best pubs in town! : )
And there you'll get the chance to chat with guys dressed in tweed, pet their dogs and of course drink some of the best local ales!

Well, that's all from Edinburgh, but the West Highlands are coming soon, so stay tuned! ; )


  1. Hello Mijbil,
    I am so happy you are having fun. It all looks so wonderful.
    Big hug,

  2. Wonderful pictures!! I see you're enjoying Scotland so much:)
    Hugs, Candy:)

  3. un viaje muy interesante , gracias por compartirlo



  4. What Beautiful pictures! I especially like the one of the White Hart Inn... I think it would make a Great mini project! I'm glad you are having a Wonderful time! I miss Scotland... it is so beautiful! I look forward to seeing your pictures of the Highlands! Thanks for sharing!