On Monday my Dad exclaimed we needed an adventure. By Wednesday afternoon my Brother, Dad and I all landed in Edinburgh station, suitcases in hand and excitement in our bellies.
The day before we were searching for a hotel to accommodate us all when we stumbled upon this beauty.
A three bedroom apartment situated right in the middle of Old Town Edinburgh. Our kitchen window was the best place to ‘people watch’.
Once we claimed our bedrooms and unpacked our belongings, we headed down and out onto the streets of Edinburgh.
I had heard so much about Edinburgh from my Dad who has been many times, always reporting home with the most amazing stories of the winding cobbled paths and quaint pubs, it was captivating to wander and share his same love for the city.
We headed straight for the castle to catch a glimpse of the fantastic Scottish landscape from the top. The day was cloudy, but visibility was clear meaning we could see for miles.
A couple of hours of engulfing history and climbing around a castle can build quite the appetite, so we ventured down back in town in hunt for some food and warm drinks to take the chill off.
( it was very windy up there! almost lost my hat several times )
Now I’d be lying to say we stumbled upon this beauty; it was my Dad who has found this place a few years previous and couldn’t wait to share it with us.
The Dome – filled with flowers, crystal, and mirrors creating the most tranquil of ambience.
The floral air embraces your lungs are you walk through the doors while your eyes feast on the beautiful domed ceiling scattered with twinkling lights.
Although late October they had Christmas decorations out in full force which honestly just added to all the magic.
Pot of tea for me, Dutch hot chocolate for Joe and Beer for Dad while we waited for our sandwiches.
Dad and I opted for smoked salmon, cream cheese and cucumber on poppy seeded bread, while Joe went for the chicken caesar on the whole meal.
And of course, hot salty chips on the side.
With full, happy bellies, we hopped into a taxi to give our quads a little rest from the hills and found ourselves back at the apartment for a bit of snooze and downtime before venturing out again.
But I’ll save that for another a post of its own…