So today is a very exciting post that I can’t wait to share with you! This is going to be a long one so grab a brew and get cosy!
For my 23rd birthday I went to Edinburgh for a few days and it was honestly one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I’d never been to Edinburgh before but i’d seen lots of videos from when other people have visited and I knew it was somewhere I had to go. I just normally have a little day out for my birthday but I really fancied doing something more special. I was so glad we booked three nights as it is a good 3 hour train journey from where I live and I wanted to have plenty of time there to explore!
When we were on the train on the way there I was so happy that the weather was so still. My birthday is in January and I was so worried about it being snowing but we got the best luck! It was a little chilly when we were there but I think walking around in a snuggly coat and scarf fit into the whole vibe of Edinburgh.
When we arrived I knew I instantly loved this place. We stepped out of the train station, onto the street and everything felt so exciting and fresh. It’s crazy how alive I feel when I visit a city. It’s filled with all different kinds of people, all doing their own thing with determination and I love it.
We checked into our hotel, went up to our room and oh my gosh! The view was incredible! We’d been put in a room overlooking Edinburgh Castle which I honestly didn’t expect. It was so amazing to wake up every morning, open the curtains and just see the calm, beautiful view.
After we had a relax after travelling, we decided to have a little walk around just so we could check out restaurants and sights. This worked great because then we had an idea of where everything was, and if we saw somewhere we liked the look of, we knew where it would be. I was so shocked by how many restaurants there were. They were all so cute and decorated with fairy lights. We also saw so many incredible buildings that were all lit up and looked so magical.
We went for some food at Pizza Hut before making our way back to the hotel, enjoying all the amazing sights.
The next day was my birthday!! I still can’t believe i’m 23, I totally don’t feel it at all ha ha. I decided to just bring my birthday cards with me and open my presents once I got back home. I loved them all so much and put them in the hotel room in front of the incredible view. Then it was time to get a Starbucks (one of many ;)) then check out the shops. I noticed that Edinburgh had a Lush and got so excited because all of their Valentine’s Day range was in! I bought THE cutest bath bomb which was called “Love Boat”. I used it in my bath when i got home and it felt like I was floating in sherbert :O Definitely go and check it out!
Jumper: H&M, Jeans: New Look, Trainers: Primark, Striped top: New Look, Necklace: Forever 21, Backpack: New Look, Lips: Revlon Ultra HD Matte in “Love”
We decided to have a wander up to the Old Town part of Edinburgh where we ended up outside Edinburgh Castle. The view was absolutely incredible. You could see pretty much all of Edinburgh and it had such a lovely vibe. Everyone was just having fun, taking photos, enjoying the view and I felt so lucky to be there. The view looked so much like a movie set it was that beautiful!
As it got into the evening we decided to try this cute little Italian Restaurant for dinner which was so lovely. I had some cheesy garlic bread and a gorgeous sausage pasta dish. After this we were really craving some cake so we made a Starbucks stop where I got a raspberry cheesecake muffin which I counted as a birthday cake! I also got a hot chocolate and oh my gosh it was so nice!
One thing I knew I definitely wanted to do while we were here was to see “The Greatest Showman. ” I saw sooo many tweets saying how incredible it was so I gave the trailer a watch and oh my gosh…as soon as I heard snippets from the songs I had a good feeling! I’m really into Mouln Rouge and this had a similar vibe. As soon as it started and I heard the first song, I was hooked. I could write a whole blog post about this film it was that amazing. It had everything. It had humour, magic, romance, dark parts and the most incredible songs I have ever heard. I enjoyed every single one and i’m obsessed! The way it was shot was so well thought out and was so perfectly done to make every scene so much better. I won’t ruin what happens just in case you haven’t seen it but definitely go and watch it if you can, you will love it. After we left the cinema and were walking back to the hotel, I was in a daze and couldn’t stop thinking about this film.
On our last full day in Edinburgh we decided to properly see the sights and do some exploring. We walked up to the old town and had breakfast in Saint Giles Café Bar. It was so cute! The staff were brilliant and the food was amazing. I had a ham and cheese croissant, a latte and freshly squeezed orange. If you’re visiting Edinburgh, definitely check this place out.
We then walked EVERYWHERE. I had no idea how much there was to see but round every corner was another architectural street with something new. We had a little photoshoot and it was so much fun. Another thing about Edinburgh is although it’s so big it’s pretty easy to find your way around. I think because no two streets look the same you can easily find your way back to the start. I also love that it has all the shops and restaurants you need but then it has history and amazing sights. It really does have everything you could want! Everyone you met was so sweet and polite too which makes an already amazing trip even better.
Jumper: Primark, Jeans: Zara, Trainers: Primark, Fishnet tights: New Look, Beanie: New Look, Coat: Matalan, Necklace: Lovisa, Lips: Revlon Ultra HD Matte in “Obsession”
This is up there with one of the best trips I’ve ever been on and was such a great way to celebrate my birthday!
Phew okay….I know this was a long one but I was so excited to tell you about it and if you’ve been thinking of visiting Edinburgh but you’re not sure, hopefully this post has helped!
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