I was paying my first visit to the Capital of Scotland this week due to work commitments. I had just a couple of days north of the border (or the Wall if you're a Game of Thrones fan). Two days and one night was all I had to lap up a city that I'd heard so much about. Here's what I found:
From Inverleith Park to Holyrood Park - Edinburgh benefits from some truly stunning parks and outdoor areas. They must really come into their own in the summer months...
From the first Scotsman I spoke to upon arrival (a very friendly taxi driver), I knew that the stereotype of the Scottish being grumpy wasn't true (most of the time).
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Bars, restaurants, bistros, culture. Whatever you're looking for, locals have their own ideas of what you should try while in the city. That said, The Scran and Scallie came up a fair few times...
I knew that Edinburgh was pretty, but I guess I didn't know just HOW pretty. The castle is the jewel in the crown, but the architecture and cobbled streets left a lasting impression.
Where I'm from, if a flake falls all hell brakes loose. Not in Edinburgh, though. The buses still ran, people still made it to work and runners still pounded the streets, even if they were a little slippy.
The rivalry is true and here's how I know. I walked into a bar on a Tuesday evening to be welcomed by two older chaps stood at the bar, debating the history of both clubs. It runs deep, in Edinburgh.
With it's history, culture, architecture and sense of humour, ultimately Edinburgh isn't too dissimilar to my home county of Yorkshire - particularly the city of York. Pay a visit, you'll feel right at home