Edinburgh // by I’m Just A Girl

Edinburgh City

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I’m Chloe and I’m the blogger behind I’m Just a Girl where I write about all things beauty, travel and lifestyle related. I’m a passionate writer and I love to travel around the world visiting new places!
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Why I chose to write about Edinburgh…

I’ve visited Edinburgh on a number of occasions over the years and it’s one of my favourite cities in the UK. Particularly at Christmas time, Edinburgh offers beautiful scenery, delicious food and a whole wealth of exciting culture.

5 things to see and do in Edinburgh

European Christmas Market in East Princes St Garden

The first place on my list has to be the European Christmas Market in East Princes St Garden. I believe that I’ve been to this gorgeous market twice now and each time it’s blown me away by how beautiful it is. Located in the heart of the city, the traditional market offers a romantic experience for every visitor to enjoy its abundance of gift shops, food stalls and arts and crafts offerings! I couldn’t recommend visiting this market at Christmas enough; it truly is a sight to behold!

Edinburgh Castle

Perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in Edinburgh is Edinburgh Castle as it truly is the city’s crown jewel. Being one of the largest and oldest structures in all of Europe, Edinburgh Castle is definitely one of my favourite things to do in Edinburgh. It reminds me of something straight out of a princess movie and if you try hard enough, you can almost imagine living the life of a Royal back in the day…

Edinburgh - Edinburgh Castle

Royal Mile

Comprising of many shops, restaurants and pubs is the Royal Mile which stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Enjoy American styled BBQ food at Bubba Q or satisfy your sweet cravings at the Fudge Kitchen (I’d recommend the sea salted caramel and the Belgian chocolate swirl!).

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Another one of my favourite things to do in Edinburgh is climb on board The Royal Yacht Britannia and discover what it was like on board the Queen’s floating residence. The interior of the yacht really is something to see, whilst it’s been modernised in some places, it still maintains its prestigious character. I would highly recommend visiting the RYB if you’re ever in Edinburgh as tickets are pretty reasonably priced, (around £45 for a family ticket).

National Museum of Scotland

To really experience a cultural visit to Edinburgh, I would recommend visiting the National Museum of Scotland. See the exciting collections of Ancient Egyptian artefacts or stare in bewilderment at the various minerals. The museum also offers free entry but donations are welcome.

Chloe’s Recommendation for Food & Drink in Edinburgh

If you’re wanting to experience a truly fine dining restaurant then I would highly recommend the Kyloe Restaurant and Grill for one of the most delicious steaks and hand cut chips I’ve ever had!

In terms of cocktails, I would advise grabbing a drink (or two) at the Bramble Bar!

A map of things to do in Edinburgh…

Thank you to Chloe for taking part in the Travel in the UK Guest Blogger Series. You can catch up with the rest of the series on Steph’s World.

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  • Emma Ramsell

    How magical does Edinbrugh look. I am so desperate to go. And this post has not helped in the slightest.
    Em
    Emmajaderamselll.wordpress.com

  • Sarah Pears

    Edinburgh looks beautiful! I’m seriously desperate to visit, and this makes me want to visit more!

    Sarah | http://www.justbuttonsblog.co.uk

  • Oh my goodness. I’m going to Edinburgh if all goes to plan a few days before Christmas to experience all of the festivities. We booked the hotel way back in January but we’re not sure if we can do it just yet because of my boyfriends work commitments but this made me all so excited for it. Great work Chloe on this! So nice to see a familiar face on Steph’s wonderful blog xxxx

  • Gwennan Rees

    Ohhh Edinburgh <3 High up on my wishlist of places to go, I have a friend there and I am desperate to get up there when I have the finances! Definitely want to go for the christmas markets or the fringe orrrr the tattoo!