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Edinburgh, Scotland

Travel Journal

Edinburgh, Scotland

Megan Schatzman

When I try to describe Scotland, I find myself at a loss for words. The three days I spent in Scotland I caught three of the most breathtaking sunsets I have ever seen, ate some incredible food, and drank some of the finest whiskey.

We took the train from King's Cross, it was quick, affordable and extremely comfortable. Not to mention the views of farmland and the coast were simply mesmerizing. Once we arrived in Edinburgh we stopped at the first restaurant that caught our eye and had lunch. 

For the rest of the day we wandered around town, and eventually made our way up to Edinburgh Castle. One of my favorite aspects of Edinburgh was that the whole city was situated on a hill, it seemed like no matter where you stand there's an amazing view.

Our second day was a tough one because the temperature dropped much lower than we had anticipated, and neither of us were properly dressed for it. We took a Sandeman's walking tour of the city in the morning to get more familiarized with the area. The tour was a great concept, it's paid entirely on tips so you pay what you can afford, or what you feel is appropriate.

After the tour, we desperately needed to warm up and spent a large chunk of time in a cafe chatting over a cup of tea. From there we bounced in and out of stores to keep out of the cold.

Hiking Arthur's Seat came highly recommended, and I'm glad we did because it was the highlight of our trip! It takes about 45 minutes from top to bottom, and if you time it out right you can watch the sun setting from the top. My only advice is to start heading down while the sun is setting not after; there's a few dodgy sections that would be dangerous in the dark.

me, dancing on top of an extinct volcano