It’s been a few years since I last visited Edinburgh (during a freezing winter!) and I’ve always wanted to go back. I’ve got lots of things planned over the summer so I thought a short weekend away would be just the thing I need to brush away the cobwebs. Plus, it’s not too far away so I can get there and back easily in a weekend.
I’ve had a look at train tickets and there are some really good deals out there at the moment so hopefully the trip won’t be too expensive. I don’t mind travelling by train as I find it quite relaxing – gives me the chance to get stuck into a good book or listen to some music while I look at the view.
In terms of accommodation, I’ve had a look at booking hotels online and again, there are some good deals out there. However, it’s getting trickier to find the really cheap prices as we’re approaching the summer holidays. Obviously everyone has the same idea as me!
Although I stayed in a lovely hotel last time I visited Edinburgh, I’m thinking this time I might just opt for a nice hostel. I’ve had a browse and the prices aren’t too bad considering the location. I always find that hostels are a great way to meet new people and, as I’m probably going to be travelling on my own, it seems like the best option.
There are loads of sights I want to see while I’m there. Of course, there’s the obligatory visit to Edinburgh castle and I will have to sample some haggis. Last time I had some lovely battered haggis with a sweet chilli dip but I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the restaurant. I will have to do some exploring.
As for the rest of my trip, I’m hoping to get fit some art galleries in. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has caught my eye but I’ve also found a few more including Fruitmarket and the Edinburgh College of Art.
Other things on my itinerary will be the National Museum of Scotland, wandering round the Old Town and of course the Royal Mile.
I can’t wait to be sitting in a nice pub or relaxing in a park somewhere! Keep your eyes peeled for my next post about how I got on.