A weekend away: Edinburgh

I've been meaning to write this post for a while now, it's actually been quite a few weeks since me and the girls returned from Edinburgh and about time our adventures hit the blog.

So, here's what we got up to in the beautiful, cosmopolitan city! 

With just two days to explore we created a plan of action, and as military as this sounds, it was a great help! 

Day 1: 

After arriving on the train just before lunch we set out for our apartment for a quick freshen-up and to dump the suitcases!  It wasn't long until we were back on the streets, walking the Royal Mile, and soaking in the Scottish drizzle. 

First stop was Camera Obscura, a museum I've visited many times but it never gets old!  This time armed with my new camera I set out to capture the optical illusions.

 Camera Obscura (IG @rhiarhiajones)

Camera Obscura (IG @rhiarhiajones)

 Camera Obscura  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Camera Obscura  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

 Camera Obscura  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Camera Obscura  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Next up was Whistlebinkies, a fantastic live music venue and a great spot to rest our feet after a long day! We managed to tuck ourselves away in a private seating area which I can only describe as an indoor bunker! 

Day 2:

The Surgeon's Hall, well what can I say about this popular museum?  Do NOT visit on a full stomach and be prepared to leave feeling a little worse for wear... While the museum contents were a tad gory, the building was absolutely beautiful! 

 The Surgeon's Hall  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

The Surgeon's Hall  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

 The Surgeon's Hall  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

The Surgeon's Hall  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Afterwards we headed to Greyfriars for a well-known and trusted Nandos, before wandering around the world famous graveyard in hunt for the oldest tomb. We also petted the lucky Greyfriars Bobby dog, but I'm still waiting for my lottery win! 

 Greyfriars (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Greyfriars (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

 Greyfriars Bobby  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Greyfriars Bobby  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

We also visited the Natural History Museum, where I ran around like an over excited child... This was my first visit to a museum of this sort, and I highly recommend it. If you're not wanting to visit for the displays, you can't miss out on the building, and with free entry it's hard to say no!

 Edinburgh's Natural History Museum  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Edinburgh's Natural History Museum  (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Our last evening was filled with a free ghost tour of the city, which wasn't very scary, and a great game of the classic Cards Against Humanity.

Until the next time, goodbye Edinburgh!

 On the Royal Mile  (IG @rhiarhiajones)

On the Royal Mile  (IG @rhiarhiajones)

 Edinburgh Waverly station (IG @rhiarhiajones) 

Edinburgh Waverly station (IG @rhiarhiajones)