Scotland: Edinburgh & Glasgow

We were recently given two First Class train tickets so we went as far as we possibly could.. to Scotland! For our trip to Edinburgh w...

We were recently given two First Class train tickets so we went as far as we possibly could.. to Scotland!

For our trip to Edinburgh we stayed in a lovely AirBnB apartment very close to the city centre. I much prefer renting apartments than hotels when on holiday and I think Miles' apartment has been one of the best so far. The apartment had so much character with its enormous book collection and selection of prints and postcards littering the walls, it's really inspired me to start imprinting more personality on our own apartment. For our final nights in Glasow, we stayed in the rather peculiar CitizenM hotel whose colour changing shower was the highlight of the holiday. Who knew showering in lime green light could be quite so amusing?

A holiday isn't a proper holiday unless you eat all the food and we certainly ate and drank at a whole heap of wicked places. The Hendersons restaurant was so amazing we ate there twice (once at their bistro and once at the restaurant) and I ate so much at Mono I gave myself tummy ache for two days straight (oops) The 78 and Brass Monkey were nice chilled out places to grab a bit of stereotypical pub grub and a quiet drink, although Panda & Sons was a little too pretentious for me and nowhere near as good as my local speak easy. The Bay Tree cooked us an amazing full English breakfast and Saramago was great for a relaxed early lunch.

We packed quite a lot into our short stay in Scotland including a trip to Edinburgh Zoo, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, National Museum of Scotland, Hunterian Museum, Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts, and a couple of other galleries. Although a lot of these places had terrible lighting and/or banned photography, I did manage to get quite a few shots worth sharing (if you don't follow me on twitter then you missed out on some killer zoo selfies) aaand.. watch out for a vlog! We filmed the entire holiday and hopefully I will be able to share it with you all soon.

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  1. Ooh, thanks for mentioning some veg restaurants! I'm moving to Glasgow this September (and stopping in Edinburgh for a day on the way there), so those will be noted down for then. And I'm really looking forward to the vlog :)

  2. What a fun trip, Edinburg always looked like amazing city to me. I would love to visit there.

  3. Naville Torres6/08/2014

    i'd love to visit Scotland!


    Inspirations Have I None

  4. Looks like you had a great time!

  5. Jen Collins6/09/2014

    aah! so funny seeing some of my favourite haunts appearing on your blog. i used to work at CCA until quite recently - i miss having lunch in saramago! & every single person i know who has stayed at the citizen m never fails to mention the shower, haha.

  6. Can't wait for the vlog! I've never been to that area before

  7. I loved the zoo selfies and I can't wait for the vlog! Sounds so interesting!

    x Giada | Miel Café

  8. All the places I ate (and mentioned) were vegan/vegetarian or offered REALLY good menu options :)) Hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland!

  9. It's super lovely. I was told Glasgow was "better than" Edinburgh but I think I preferred Edinburgh :))

  10. I've never been before and I had a super lovely time.

  11. Saramago was lovely.. but Mono was TO DIE FOR. Citizen M is super a weird hotel.. the decor is bizarre, like a weird mix of new and old plus THAT SHOWER. I can't get over it, it was ridiculous.

  12. Hopefully it won't be long to wait :))

  13. Zoo day was probably my favourite, despite the rain we had a wicked time :))

  14. Jen Collins6/09/2014

    mono is great. i had tofu fish & chips there a few months ago & my boyfriend & i still cross our fingers that it's on the specials board every time we visit, it was incredible. glasgow is so great for veggie/vegan options, we love taking alan's dad (vegan) out for dinner when he visits because he's spoiled for choice. sounds like you missed saramago/mono's sister venue/restaurant, stereo - go there next time, cheap tapas on mondays!

  15. your trip sounds fab, and i would do the same with food - food is my #1 in a new place

    Lauren x

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