In honor of Travel Tuesday… I bring you Edinburgh, Scotland! While studying abroad last spring, I had the absolute pleasure of venturing to this outstanding city as part of my backpacking to Scotland, Ireland, and London. When planning this trip my friends and I had no idea what to expect of Scotland; in fact, we had such little expectations that we only made room for a two night stay – out of a two week exploration. This was, by far, the biggest regret of our entire vacation. Not only is Edinburgh beautiful, historic, and the home of many Harry Potter characters, but it also has an incredible nightlife – perfect for those of us traveling at the age of 20! Take at look at the wonderful sights of Edinburgh and make sure to read my notes for traveling tips!
The gorgeous town! This picture definitely doesn’t do it justice, but make sure to take the FREE guided tours. They are filled with fun historical facts, give you complete tour of the city in one day, and we even went on a pub crawl with the same tour later the same night. Highly recommended!
This was the view from our hostel. While hostels may sound creepy they are the BEST way to meet people and definitely help you save money. We stayed at the Caledonian Backpackers – complete with a bar, free breakfast, internet and walking distance from the town center!
For Harry Potter fans, like myself, you may recognize the name on this gravestone – Professor McGonagall! Many people do not know, but J.K. Rowling actually wrote her books at a coffee shop in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A snapshot from our haunted ghost tour – Edinburgh as a very spooky history! Definitely a fun way to spend our night and see more of the city!
Yes, you can hike through/up this and we sure did! While burning the calories is great, the view from up top is even better!