3 Days in Edinburgh
Bonnyrigg, Scotland
lodging
Posted over 5 years ago
Dalhousie Castle Hotel
Just outside the bustling city of Edinburgh, sits Dalhousie Castle. There are a variety of room options available. If you want an authentic stay within the castle itself, choose one of the many castle bedrooms. While the Castle Rock suites are beautiful, they are not within the castle itself. We booked the standard castle bedroom. With champagne and chocolates upon arrival, it’s easy to understand why they received the honor of Scotland’s Castle Hotel of 2016. Dinner in the Castle- Be sure to book a reservation to dine in the dungeon! Your dining experience begins in the Library for cocktails and h’ordeuvres. If only I had brought my candlestick and Scarlett dress it would have made for the perfect Clue set up. While sipping on your Scotch whiskey, the waiter asks you to place your dinner order. When you’re finally seated your food is delivered right to you without waiting! With the knights in shining armor standing guard and the candlelight setting the mood, we enjoyed a wonderful castle-perfect dinner together.
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Bonnyrigg, Scotland
lodging
Posted over 5 years ago
Dalhousie Castle Hotel
Couple’s duo spa day package: This included a one hour massage and full access to all of their spa facilities. A couple favorites were the hydro pool and rain/fog shower. We then took our afternoon tea out on the Tepidarium overlooking the castle grounds.
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Anstruther, Scotland
destination • experience
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Fife Coastal Path
The Fife Coastal Path stretches 117 miles along the coast of Scotland. Since we had rented a car, we decided to follow the path and enjoy the views. We stopped in a few villages so we could walk the path and enjoy the views. I’m so glad we did because we came across hidden gems and friendly passersby along the way.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
St Andrews Restaurant & Takeaway
The most notable city on our road trip was St. Andrews. Most recognized as the ‘Home of golf,’ the first-rate golf courses are worth an 18-hole round for the views alone! There is such a rich, religious history associated with St. Andrews and many historical sites and museums you can visit. Some of these include: St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Castle, Martyrs’ Monument
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Edinburgh, Scotland
destination
Posted over 5 years ago
Royal Mile
This stretch of road begins and ends with two major historical sites–Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. As you make your way uphill, you’ll find boutiques, cheese mongers, restaurants, kilt shops, and bagpipes to entertain you for hours. At the end of this climb is Edinburgh Castle sitting atop Castle Rock.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
destination • experience
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Edinburgh Castle
I highly recommend touring the castle and taking in the views of the city below.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
destination
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Victoria Street
The curve in the street is dotted with historical, colorful buildings with unique shops and restaurants. There is a rooftop terrace overlooking this street and makes for some fantastic people watching.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
destination • experience
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Dean Village
Within the Stockbridge neighborhood is Dean Village. A quiet, residential area, this quaint neighborhood allows you to see into the every day life of a local in Edinburgh. Situated along the Water Leith, we enjoyed exploring the neighborhoods, cobblestone streets, and beautiful homes.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
destination
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Circus Lane
Another picturesque street I was dying to walk through was Circus Lane. The wisteria was in full bloom as we walked through and the views did not disappoint.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
outdoors
Posted over 5 years ago
Arthur's Seat
An ancient volcano, and fairly steep climb, this lookout point provides some of the best views in the city, so I’m told. Unfortunately, my feet were aching and I couldn’t get them to make the hike (excuses, I know!).
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Edinburgh, Scotland
outdoors
Posted over 5 years ago
Princes Street Gardens
A public park in the center of Edinburgh. We enjoyed an ice cream on the lawn staring up at Edinburgh Castle. Many notable monuments are located within the park including the Great Scot Monument! For a small fee you can go to the top of the Monument and see out over the park and city.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
outdoors
Posted over 5 years ago
Calton Hill
This notable hill is part of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and is situated in the center of Edinburgh. The National monument, replicating the parthenon in Athens, towers upon the hill. We climbed to the top and enjoyed the panoramic views of the city from this area.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
lodging • restaurants
Posted over 5 years ago
The Witchery by the Castle
Snag a reservation well in advance for a luxury dining experience inside a Gothic, boutique hotel.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
cafe • restaurants
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The Colonnades at the Signet Library
We had an afternoon tea experience at our castle hotel, but I had this on my list of places to go.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
bar • experience
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The Standing Order
A bank converted into a pub. Huge open area and a fun place to grab drinks in a lively bar.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
bar
Posted over 5 years ago
The Scotch Whisky Experience
I suggest you try this if you like Scotch whiskey. Unfortunately, Gus got sick towards the end of the trip and didn’t feel up to the tasting, but it had great reviews.
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