Pack Your Bags: Edinburgh, Scotland

I know I've posted about Edinburgh
several times in the past.

At least, this time & this time
that I can remember.

But since I have get to go up there
so often for work,
I find new things each time
I'm there that I think you might want to know about.

I got to see the usual haunts
like the Royal Mile....

John Knox's House....

& the funny street performers
that may or may not have the same name as my daughter....

...but I wanted to jot down a few new places
that might make your trip to Edinburgh better.

This place is located really close the train station 
{right across from the Balmoral, if that helps give you context?},
has affordable room rates,
and has a staff that is super friendly...
especially in the case that your reservation is accidently cancelled.

Not that I would know anything about that though.

This restaurant is located in the heart of New Town.

It's got delicious food
{I'll go ahead and recommend the leek & parmesan risotto and the sticky toffee pudding},
great decor that will make you feel like you're fancy,
affordable prices that won't make you feel like you're broke,
and a staff that is super friendly...
especially in the case that your baby poops through her outfit

Not that I would know anything about that though. 

I've always seen the gorgeous stone monuments sitting on the far edge of new town
but have never really know what they were
and how you would get up to see them...
or if you even could?

Well, this time, after leaving an indulgent afternoon
we found the path up there
and it was so easy to do. 

{About a 5 minute climb up while holding a baby. Easy peasy.}

not so sure about that bright sun....

The gorgeous view of the city makes this a must-do...
plus, it's proximity to New Town
makes it too easy not to do on a pretty day.

MIU MIU Glitter Slippers

I also got to break in the new shoes
that I found on clearance at Off 5th
while I was in the States.

I couldn't find them online for you,
but I did find some similar ones that are pretty darn cute & sparkly, too.

{You know, just in case you have an inner-Dorothy complex that needs to be satisfied, too.}

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Any new places in Edinburgh that you love
that I should try on my next visit?

*all images original to Aspiring Kennedy
Posted on May 27, 2013 and filed under "edinburgh", "scotland", "travel".