Edinburgh, Scotland is definitely a place that you should consider adding to your travel bucketlist – even if you have only a few hours to spare.
It’s certainly on my need-to-come-back-to travel bucketlist.
In 2011, we got treated to a return EasyJet ticket from London to Edinburgh – a belated wedding gift from one of UK’s famous turntablist DJ Angelo, who just so happens to be the hubby’s cousin. Anyway, it was a day trip to Edinburgh so we had to make the most of what little time we had.
So what did we do to maximise our 6 hours in Edinburgh?
1. Stroll around the city and admire some of the historical landmarks.
2. We ate Haggis – the fancified version.
3. You can’t go to Scotland without sampling their Whiskey.
The whisky collection in this place is amazing. I tried taking a photo standing in the middle of one of the display rooms, but it’s just not the same as actually being there.
4. Climb up Arthur’s Seat.
Totally unprepared – clothing and footwear wise – but we still climbed this dormant volcano, which sits 251 metres above sea level. Arthur’s Seat will take your breath away. Literally. It’s a steep climb for something not even that high to begin with, and the views from the top are simply spectacular.
5. Star jumping in front of Edinburgh Castle.
6. Admire the views from (outside of) Edinburgh Castle.
It would’ve been great to have gone inside Edinburgh Castle but we had very little time. But more of a reason to return to this historical city for sure to spend a bit more time.
Visit Scotland, the official National Tourism Organisation for this picturesque town, has a great section on their website where you can plan your itinerary so go check it out.