During my visit to Newcastle (take a read of the travel diary here!) we decided to take a day trip to Edinburgh - because when would we get the chance to go again? I live in Cornwall for heavens sake.
The train ride was really lovely, with a coffee in hand and stunning views stretching for miles - I had no complaints... other than I forgot my phone charger. The moment we stepped off the train and walked on to the street, there stood a man playing the bagpipes. We made it. And we were 500 miles from home.
The buildings were absolutely beautiful. Edinburgh has a Medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town, so there was something amazing around every corner.
We were told that we couldn't miss Edinburgh's Camera Obscura and I'm so glad we didn't. The museum is filled with floors of optical illusions. On the top floor you have stunning views of Edinburgh and you can catch the Camera Obsucra show. 5 stars from me.
We walked towards Edinburgh castle, took a few selfies, ate a sandwich and then walked through the Old Town. It was gorgeous, with loads of Scottish shops and I bought myself a silver ring from a market stall - for the mems. We then popped into the Scottish National Gallery, but we weren't really in the mood for art after our new fascination with optical illusions.
We decided to dump the art and head over towards the New Town. Jade bought some Scottish broth, and I went on search for a Starbucks - standard. Before we knew it, we were back on the train and heading back to the Toon. It was such a memorable day out, and what a special place Edinburgh is, pop it on your bucket list.