Upon arriving in Glasgow, we rented a car and headed straight to our Bed & Breakfast (B&B) in Edinburgh. Scotland is known for its B&B culture, and therefore we opted to stay mostly in B&Bs during our trip. I highly recommend it. Each place we stayed provided us with an elaborate, large breakfast each morning – most of the time we didn’t even need lunch.
About Edinburgh: there are many things to see and do, and I’ve created a list of my top recommendations. This beautiful city is worth taking time to walk around and explore. Although we had three days, I felt as though we needed more time to see everything. Public transportation is fantastic, and I highly recommend taking the bus. Pro tip: you will need exact change to purchase your bus fare from the driver – they don’t give you back any change. One thing I personally found intriguing about Edinburgh, and Scotland as a whole, is that it is extremely philanthropically minded. As you will see in my “things to do” list, charity shops can be found everywhere. These charity shops are tied to various causes (Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Cat Protection, etc.) and individuals donate items to the charity shop that aligns with their interests.
Colorful doors and berries abound in Edinburgh.
Inside Edinburgh Castle.
Victoria Street – a colorful street full of boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.
These Hunter boots, purchased at my local consignment store, came in handy during the trip.
Craigmillar Castle is a few minutes drive (or bus ride) from Edinburgh and is a must-see. Unlike Edinburgh Castle, there are very few tourists here. We had the castle almost to ourselves, minus the production crew for a movie they were about to shoot.
The sweater I’m wearing is vintage and was handmade in Scotland. Check out Found Shop for unique vintage and consigned pieces.
The jacket is J.Crew from several years ago, but I’ve gotten so much wear out of it.
The spectacular view from the top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Well worth the hike to the top.
Inside the Dome – a beautiful bar that once functioned as the headquarters for the Commercial Bank of Scotland. PS – those flowers were real!
Warming up with a cappuccino.