Happy New Year Everyone!
For New Years my friends and I decided to do something a bit different and book a weekend away to Edinburgh. This is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for quite a while and it didn’t disappoint. It was a long weekend filled with good food, company and an abundance of things to do. It was the perfect way to finish off the Christmas period before going back to work. If you’re considering visiting Edinburgh then I highly recommend you go and if you’re already planning ahead for next NYE then hopefully this may give you some ideas of what you could get up to!
On New Years Eve (day) we decided to take on the challenge of walking to the top of Arthur’s seat. I really enjoyed this and clocked up about 25,000 steps throughout the day however, make sure you have comfy shoes, warm clothes and a waterproof jacket as we experienced rain, hail and high winds throughout the walk. I bet you’re thinking, why would I want to do that? The picturesque scenery we experienced was amazing throughout the walk and the view at the top was stunning making it well worth the challenge. On a sunny, warm day this would have been even better!
Hogmanay Street Party
This was amazing! One of the best NYE’s I’ve had in a very long time and has made me think about going away to different places each year. There was live music, street entertainment, DJ’s and many delicious food and drink stands to choose from.
This was obviously topped off by the ultimate fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle at midnight which were incredible to watch. The atmosphere was unbelievable (everyone was so happy and dancing all night) and was something so different to what I had experienced before on NYE.
Exploring the town and Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town has to be my favourite part of the city as it’s packed with lots of history, quirky shops and street entertainment. If you’re a fan of Harry Potter then you’ll love this part of the town, with tall stone buildings and many hidden pathways, not to mention Edinburgh Castle which practically looks like Hogwarts. The architecture of the buildings is just beautiful along with the winding cobble streets which made it so different to other cities I have visited before. Everywhere you looked there was something that caught your eye and I didn’t want to put my camera down.
I wouldn’t say we got to try as many different food places as I would have liked but maybe that will be something for when we visit again! My number one tip for visiting Edinburgh during winter is bring WARM clothes. Thermals, hats, scarves, gloves… you will need it all.
I hope you all had a great New Year. Let me know what you got up to.