Out of all our guilty pleasures, most of you would surely agree that travelling is one of the best things we can do to escape our busy and sometimes, cruel world. After long days of work and stress, it is always refreshing to know that the world offers us with a lot of ways to pamper ourselves and just forget that we have obligations and responsibilities at home.
Now, if you are still undecided on where to travel, let me be of valuable help. I’ve always loved travelling and one of the places I could not forget is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Aside from the fact that you would feel like a royalty when you visit this place, there are so many activities you can do to truly experience an exquisite get-away.
I’ll bet my hundred years that you will surely enjoy Edinburgh’s various landmarks. The city is well-known for the Edinburgh castle, which is located atop a volcanic rock. This castle has witnessed a lot of the major Scottish historical events and the good thing about it is that its outer structure has been genuinely reserved by the locals. Aside from this, you may also tour the city’s other architectural structures such as the Scottish Storytelling Centre, the John Knox House and the Scottish Poetry Library.
Eat Your Heart Out
Experiencing Scotland would never be complete without savoring the town’s notorious cuisine. To do this, I assume that you need to know which restaurant to visit. Stac Polly and DubhPrais both offer tourists and locals the town’s local and home-made delicacies. Aside from a guaranteed happy tummy, spending time in these restaurants is also a good way for you to blend in with the locals.
Aside from Edinburgh’s major tourist attractions, the town also holds a yearly festival. There is no better way of experiencing their culture than planning your visit on this day. You can enjoy varying performances of music, dance and opera at their theatre.
Be an Active Traveler
Nothing is more beautiful than the town’s exquisite volcano. If you are up for the thrill, climbing Arthur’s Seat will truly pleasure you as it would give you the chance to enjoy nature and its many wonders.
Walk It Off
Walking will not only save you money, but it will surely give you the chance to know more locals and to appreciate the beauty of Scotland. Built on hilly roads, Edinburgh was magnificently designed and curved for walking. A good idea would also be for you to join the City of the Dead Tours and the Mercat Walking Tours.