Scotland Trip – Blitz visit to Edinburgh

Edinburgh scotland victoria street

Victoria Street

We didn’t plan much time here in Edinburgh as a result of some compromises. The idea was to explore Victoria Street and the Royal mile and then go for sunset at Calton hill. Half way Victoria Street, the kids got hungry, or better were in need of sugar. Surprisingly enough it was quite difficult to find a bakery of some sort to get some pastries. So, we rushed through the remainder of Victoria Street and only saw half of the Royal Mile to find a bakery which was about to close.

Now needing to find a normal tavern for real food for the grown ups. We ended up in Nr 1 High Street. We took a sharing plate with fried Haggis (amongst others). This was the best Haggis I ate throughout our trip. I liked it.


Edinburgh Calton Hill

At Calton hill

Post diner we worked our way to the bridge over the train station through a little detour because we were one level too low. Yes, Edinburgh is a labyrinth of streets going under and over each other. A flat map can be deceiving.

Bought woolen tartan scarfs for the kids, our first souvenirs. Calton Hill is a nice place for sunset, good views, some walking around. On our way back my daughter showed me a setting on my smartphone I didn’t even know existed (This seems to be happening more and more often… my kids showing me how things work). We used this setting “Antique” throughout the week – it gave so much more drama to the pictures, especially with a bland clouded sky.

Edinburgh, definitely worth more than half a day. Next time.






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