With Summer drawing to a close I have been trying to take advantage of my weekends off work and see more of Scotland. The plan was to go out to The Isle of Staffa – but for a day trip from Glasgow it wasn’t going to be worth the actual time we would get there. After some deliberating between Glencoe, Fort William and Aviemore we decided on good old, trusty Edinburgh
We arrived nice and early at 10am and right away decided we needed some fuel. After hearing good things about it, we headed to a place called “Urban Angel” for brunch. Turns out it is quite popular so there was a bit of a wait for a table! but so worth it! We both got Eggs Benedict which were top notch!
Once finished, we made out way to the Old Town of the city to Camera Obscura, which is an Illusions Museum ( when Googling a description of Camera Obscura I found – A small round building with a rotating angled mirror at the apex of the roof, projecting an image of the landscape on to a horizontal surface inside – which is EXACTLY what it is. Every half hour there a show in a small roof on the top floor that let’s you see the 360 degree views on the city. Apparently one of the oldest purpose-built building in Britain!)
Camera Obscura was amazing! I was left dizzy for about an hour after leaving but I really enjoyed it. It’s one of those places that I would never get tired of going. We definitely didn’t manage to see all that was there. I can’t wait to go back! I recommend anyone going to Edinburgh should make the effort to see it – it’s £14.50 for an Adult but you get a stamp on your hand which allows you all day admission, meaning you can leave and come back as often as you like)
We, rather ambitiously, decided to walk from the Old Town to the waterfront. What I thought would be about 15 minutes took the best part on an hour. And to be honest, when we got to the waterfront it wasn’t really worth it. It was basically a dock with a shopping center. The main focus point seemed to be the The Royal Yatch Britannia – from what I can tell a boat that belonged to the Royal Family. We didn’t bother going to see it as it was quite pricey. we just had some dinner at the shopping Center food Court and got the bus back to the train station.
It always strikes me how going to Edinburgh feels like such a contrast to Glasgow. Only 50 minutes in the train but the two cities are basically opposites. I enjoy a day out in Edinburgh, but I’ll always be a Glasgow Girl.
Planning on visiting Edinburgh but not sure about your itineray? See my previous post on What To Do and See in the Capital