Castles, Scotch and Kilts

Another day, another post about a recent weekend away… y’all must be getting sick of my jetsetter lifestyle (sorrynotsorry). Well, here is another weekend for the books: we flew to Edinburgh, Scotland for a 48 hour sojourn full of castles, scotch whiskey and kilted bagpipe players. It was delightful.

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Ryanair advertisement pic
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If this hadn’t been roped off, I would have posed in the U…. or on the N….. disappointing
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Saturday morning stroll in the Princes Street Gardens
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Blue skies and a castle on a hill
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A clock made out of succulents (to be replicated on my wall at home)
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Queen of the Castle
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King of the Castle
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Tickling the serpent’s snout to show support of the witches burned in Edinburgh (thanks, Rick Steves Europe Walking Tours)
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Weird mirrors result in skinny selfies
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At the top of the Royal Mile
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Churches and steeples
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Then we found some owls… which I was pretty excited about – look at that wee little owl!
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This one was feeling a bit standoff-ish
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But that didn’t stop me…
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Chest nuzzling was in the cards
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And I was devastated when he left
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Church turned marketplace
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Unicorns all over the city (totes approp)
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More castles and obelisks
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We hiked up to Arthur’s Seat for some panoramic views
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And we found various golden unicorns at Holyrood Palace
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Which obviously led to a series of serious pictures
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We made our way back up the Royal Mile to Scotch Whiskey Experiences
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For a whiskey tour and tasting
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They also house the largest collection of Scotch Whiskey in the world
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And obviously required a mirror selfie as proof
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And to finish Saturday off, we had the most incredible dinner at Ondine, sitting up at the Oyster Bar

Sunday was as it should be – full of brunch, wandering around and exploring.

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Sunday morning required a serious sleep in followed by ritual Sunday brunch at Papii
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Complete with crazy people, crazy straws, smoked salmon and bacon waffles
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After brunch we went to the Castle and spent a couple hours exploring
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Had fun playing with cannons
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And taking illicit pictures on them
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Views from the Castle of Arthur’s Seat
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More castle antics
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After the Castle, we walked up Carlton Hill for more views of the city… then went to hide from the rain.

It was a short and sweet weekend – complete with everything that makes a weekend wonderful (no work, adventure, travel, brunch, amazing food, excellent company, etc.)… and before you know it, we will be jetting off to another location this weekend! We leave Friday on the man’s mystery weekend. I have absolutely no idea where we are going – all I know is that we leave work at 6pm Friday and I need to pack summery clothes and we are going somewhere I have never been before. Excitement is an understatementย and doesn’t even begin to cover the anticipation. Stay tuned for more info!

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