I fell head over heels in love with Edinburgh, what a beautiful city.
It has everything you want and need. Such as amazing history, beautiful buildings, great shopping and what surprised me the most is how lovely everyone was.
It's like a upgraded version of England, friendly people and they have kept their history yet modernized it.
We flew there from Copenhagen with Ryan air. When you get out of Edinburgh airport you see the transport buses that goes to Waverley station for 4 pounds per adult. All buses has wifi as well.
Our hotel Motel One Edinburgh-Royal was just located next to the station and was such a fabulous hotel. Perfect location, in walking distance to all sightseeing's in the city. Hotel in itself was great, beautiful room, breakfast and service. Book Motel One Edinburgh- Royal here.
Edinburgh castle is located on cliff Castle rock which is overlooking the whole city. 15,50 pound per adult. Such a beautiful building with so much history in it's walls.
A few shops in there for souvenirs. Make sure to pop in all the buildings.
Museums and The National War Memorial is definitely worth going into.
For tickets and information here.
Has all the shops that you may possibly need.
Topshop, Boots, Superdrugs, New Look, H&M and Primark etc. Surrounding the shopping street you can see the beautiful Old Town and for an example Edinburgh Castle.
City of the dead tour
Apparently one of the best tours in the world, personally I don't agree at all.
City of dead tour takes you to the famous haunted vaults and Greyfriars Kirkyard which is the most famous and most recorded poltergeist, Mr Mackenzie surrounds.
It was amazing to visit the Vaults and Greyfriars, to hear the history about it. Although the tour itself was mostly full of stories of other tourists fainting and receiving scratch marks/ deleted messages on their phones while visiting Mackenzie. To me that just sounds absurd. It's easy for people that already believe in spirits and are frightened to hear these stories. Of course it might cause a panic attack, people fainting or imagining whatever the tour guide is saying. Nasty tricks as fire crackers, dropping things and turn off the flashlight to scare their tourist. What really upset me the most was when we stood in a tomb where is supposed to have been the most activity, suddenly a person dressed up in a mask jumps out and to top it off our tour guide ended it outside Mackenzie's tomb saying we've been lucky with no marks and suddenly kicks on the tomb so we jumped.
First of all, we're in a graveyard that around 400 000 bodies are buried. To kick on anyone's tomb or jump out in masks to scare, out of order. Showing no respects to the dead and made me walk away furious.
If you still do wish to go on this tour it's 13 pound per adult you can book the tour here.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Entrance with audio guide included is 13 pound per adult. Stunning building with loads of history. Visitors can explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and remarkable royal gardens. It's best knows as home of Mary, Queen of Scots and is now the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. When we were there they had an exhibition -Fashioning a Reign -90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe. Was absolutely brilliant.