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I’ve visited Edinburgh twice now, once during the book festival, a truly wonderful time to visit. Despite the tourists and crowds of people, there is still something so extra special about the city. It is immediately infectious and there is always something to see and do, somewhere to go and everything else. The second time I visited was for my birthday, a solo trip and possibly the best birthday I’ve had in a long time.
Everything about the city resonates with you; the people are kind and so friendly, the city itself is beautiful and breathtaking- the view from the castle literally takes your breath away and it goes on as far as the eyes can see; Arthur’s seat and beyond. Walk the Royal Mile to visit the old town and fall even more in love and listen to the locals tell the legend of Greyfriar’s Bobby. The social scene is thriving and don’t even get me started on the shopping; from the high end boutiques chucked in St Andrew’s Square- Louis Vuitton, Harvey Nichols, Mulberry etc. to the high street and department stores on Princes Street; there’s plenty. No visit to Edinburgh is complete without a stop at the Writers Museum; Lady Stairs House, truly magnificent. The Museum of Childhood and The National Gallery of Modern Art are not bad either.
Edinburgh, I miss it so…