A Weekend in Edinburgh


My beautiful friend Kara moved to our capital city about 6 months ago, and it has only taken me this long to go and visit her. ps. you should go visit her blog over at The Coffee Diaries.

Having lived in Edinburgh during my Uni years I would say I am pretty familiar with the city. During my time there I usually kept to the regular spots: Morningside, Princes Street, Grassmarket and Musselburgh (where my campus was located). When she told me she was living in the totally adorable area of Stockbridge I was really excited to go down and explore an area that I had never set foot in.



We started the day with a walk down past the river where we came across the unbelievably picturesque Dean Village. I had seen photos of this little haven online but the don't do it justice. I couldn't believe we were in the middle of the 2nd largest city in Scotland. No noise, no hustle and bustle, just the sound of the Water of Leith. Beautiful.   





We then made our way to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.  There was actually an exciting exhibit on all about surrealist artists. Unfortunately we weren't able to go and have a peek but it is showing until September so there is definitely time for me to go back soon.



No I wasn't creeping on some tourists - these are actual some eerily realistic wax dummies. Took me a few mins to realise that they were not alive! 


Of course I had to pop into the A─ôsop store and snap a pic of their post-poo drops. Call me a child why don't you! ha.  





Stockbridge is one of the nicest areas of Edinburgh. I am obsessed. Filled with cute boutiques, wine bars and independent book shops you have to have a wander around the next time you're there. Especially if you want to get away from the tourists!





I am ending this post with a picture of a scrumptious cake because why the hell not! Yum!

xoxo

Emma 

8 comments:

  1. Awwh it looks like you had a wonderful time :) Visiting friends is the best :) xx

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    1. Edinburgh is wonderful, and we had the perfect weather for it :)

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  2. Wow Edinburgh is so picturesque! I've visited once before but I was quite a bit younger so I can't really remember much, I'd love to go back again though! I'm so glad you had a lovely time. :) xx

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    1. Oh you definitely have to go back! It's so much better as an adult haha. xx

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  3. Sounds and looks fabulous. I was married in Edinburgh years ago, I love it and looking forward to a return visit later this year

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    1. That sounds enchanting! Edinburgh will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy your next visit! xx

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  4. I go to Edinburgh a LOT, but I have never seen these beautiful places! I wonder how I've missed them?! I'll definitely be going back to explore a bit more after reading this - gorgeous pictures!!!

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  5. We fringed all weekend but I already want to go back soon to Edinburgh. I would love to see Dean's village in person - looks so quaint.

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