Trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

Sorry for the delay in writing this post! I've been obsessing about my new Aquanano 40 aquarium which I will probably document soon - I'm researching the life out of water chemistry. Any advice welcome!

I love Edinburgh! After our gorgeous stay in Cumbria we were really excited to continue our journey north.

We left the lakes in the morning and arrived mid day in Edinburgh so we had lots of time to explore. As soon as we had sorted the car parking situation out for the weekend (we had to park in a multi storey car park as the hotel does not have a carpark) we headed into the city.

First stop: The Whiski Rooms. They have over 300 different whiskeys to try out! Although it was still early we had to try some. The staff were super friendly and the relaxing and traditional but some what jazzy environment really set us up for the day ahead! 

The Whiski Rooms

The Whiski Rooms
The Whiski Rooms
We explored the city, taking in the gorgeous views of Princes Gardens, eating tasty burgers at Burgers & Beers Grillhouse, drinking cocktails at The Whiski Rooms and Deacon Brodie's tavern and even went under the city to the vaults. 

St Giles Cathetral
Burgers & Beers Grillhouse

Burgers & Beers Grillhouse

The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile
A few shops we went into were selling Barbour, Dubarry and Joules to name a few! I was so tempted to treat myself to something new but we had already spent an absolute fortune! If you're looking to try on some country style clothing you should certainly take some extra pennies, just in case! There were so many pretty tartan scarfs to choose from too!

Deacon Brodie's Tavern
Back to the hotel for a freshen up then off to The Witchery for a gorgeous meal. 

The George Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland

Our hotel at night
The view from our hotel room! Yes that's the sea!
The Witchery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sea food platter!
Enjoying some gorgeous champagne!

My boyfriend and I

Day two consisted of visiting Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh Dungeons (a must do!) 

Edinburgh Castle

The view from the castle

The castle even has a post box!

Overall we had a really lovely stay. The city is beautiful and SO clean, the architecture is stunning, the people are friendly and it is generally a gorgeous city - certainly one of my favourites

Our next adventure is in a few weeks for my boyfriends birthday, but it's a surprise so I will blog about that as soon as we get back!

Where did you stay?
19-21 George Street, 
EH2 2PB 
United Kingdom
View on Google Maps Here

What they say:

"Boasting an enviable location in Edinburgh city center, the historic and chic George Hotel is close to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and Holyrood Palace. It has elegant rooms, conference and meeting rooms.This Grade II registered historic building with its distinctive facade was designed over two hundred years ago and has undergone a great refurbishment project transforming the majority of the bedrooms and public areas. Each room features a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a private bathroom. A full Scottish breakfast served in the stunning Kings Hall. Full room service menu is available 24/7. Guests can enjoy drinks with a view at the resident bar in the Panorama, serving a wide range of drinks with stunning vista views of Edinburgh both indoors and out. Residents can take advantage of a 10% discount on dinner at The George Street Bar & Grill at The Roxburghe.
The roof-top Panorama meeting room boasts scenic views out over Edinburgh. New Town is a great choice for travelers interested in restaurants, shopping and food.

How much was it?
1 night, £166.50GBP (Superior Room) 
I got 10% off by Expedia booking in advance in May. I googled "Expedia Discount code". 

Parking Tip
We got a 10% discount on parking by staying at The George Hotel and parking in the NCP Car Park. Before you leave the hotel issue you with the discounted token to take away with you and you pay the amount as you leave the car park.

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