17 February 2016

Edinburgh: Photo Diary

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.

Hannah x


  1. this post makes me really want to visit Edinburgh now! The photos are so stunning ahh! x


  2. Lovely photographs Hannah, looks like you had an amazing time! I've only briefly visited Edinburgh but I'd love to go back and explore a bit more :)
    Totally thought I was following your blog already cos I'm a big fan so I've sorted that! x

    Always, Alice

  3. Edinburgh has to be one of my favourite cities ever... I can't wait to go back. It's like a gothic fairytale. Shame I missed Camera Obscura though... Instead I went for a graveyard journey, went to at least 3 or 4 cemeteries in one day, all of them beautiful, one of them infested with rats. Interesting experience, specially in the night time. The restaurant Bon Vivant had the best haggis balls with apple sauce and cocktails... and I think my passion for Glenmorangie begun with my visit to Edinburgh, when I went to an old men pub next to Calton Hill. If I had to live in Scotland though, I would pick Glasgow - more affordable, less touristy, bigger.

    1. Yes gothic fairytale describes it perfectly! I need to go back and try what you did - sounds amazing!

  4. Again your photos are so lovely - I'd love to visit Edinburgh it looks so lovely!

    Lucy | Forever September

  5. OMG your photos are absolutely beautiful, I love the buildings, they look so aesthetically pleasing!! I'd love to visit Edinburgh it sure does look lovely, I deffo need to start travelling more. The photo of the optical illusion where it makes one person look tiny and the other really large is hilarious I LOVE it!! And omg I'm so jealous that you live in Cornwall, I visited once for a holiday and fell in love with it! xxxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

  6. such beautiful photos!!


  7. I live in Edinburgh and love it, your photos are amazing! X

    The Fashion Road

  8. This looks like such a lovely trip, and the photos are great! You've got me desperately wishing I could be there immediately!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  9. I want to visit Edinburgh so badly! It looks beautiful, but that photo of you and your friend had me VERY confused for a while! Hilarious! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

  10. Makes me want to visit Edinburgh! That optical illusion room looks like so much fun!

    Renee | Lose the Road

  11. Edinburgh looks so beautiful! I'd heard that it's actually a really picturesque place but honestly this looks even more beautiful than I'd imagined. You can tell there's so much history there. I'd love to visit for myself one day!


    1. I didn't realise it would be so beautiful either. I hope you get to soon :)

  12. Great photos!! And I am happy you had such a nice time!
    Jenny Side Up

  13. Gorgeous pictures! My girlfriend may be moving to Edinburgh later this year, I can't wait to visit.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  14. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I've loved Edinburgh since I first visited a few years ago!


  15. Wow, the architecture in Edinburgh is beauuutiful! I'd love to tour the UK someday, and hop around from one city to the next. It seems like there are so many lovely places in the UK


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