I have a good friend in Edinburgh, so I’ve been there a few times to visit. It’s a beautiful place and very close to London, so it’s perfect for a weekend trip.
Here are some good things to do in Edinburgh:
1. Wander around the Royal Mile
Edinburgh’s city centre is very pretty and it’s always bustling with life. A great place to walk around and explore. And the impressive Edinburgh Castle is right nearby and definitely worth a visit.
2. Hit the bars
Edinburgh is great for pubs – there’s just too many to choose from! Sample a few to find your favourite!
3. Go to the beach
If the weather is good, it is a good idea to explore some of the Scottish coast nearby. We went for a walk in Aberdour, which is a quaint little town 30 minutes from Edinburgh.
4. Visit a museum
Edinburgh has some great museums, and the National Museum of Scotland is one of the best. Besides the impressive permanent collection, the terrace on the 7th floor has great views over the city.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Go: There are lots of flights from London, but taking the train is also a good alternative – the journey takes about 4h40.
- Stay: Staying close to the city centre is the best option as most of the sights are within walking distance.
- When to go: The weather in Edinburgh can be positively dreadful in the winter, so avoid going between November and February. In August the Edinburgh Festival is on with lots of amazing art and comedy.