Friday, May 20, 2011

Edinburgh, Scotland

Like I said in my little teaser... i loved Edinburgh.  
Friendliest people ever.
Maybe the only drawback was the fact that i gave up on doing my hair.
as you'll soon see.
Also, I wish I had more time there.  but isn't that always the case.

here's our little guide on sweet Edinburgh (:  
... the place J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter
.... and my ancestors hailed from.  

{Walk the Royal Mile: from one end to the other}
{go on a mercat history tour - to the underground city of Edinburg}
{hike up to Arthur's seat... crazy this is an old volcano!}
{go to Hollyrood Palace... sadly it had closed that day as someone was staying in the palace}
{buy all of your clan's plaid if you're scottish}

{walk to Victoria Street ... it is so cute!}
{of course, visit the castle!}
{the botanical gardens are incredible!}


Eat & Drink in Scotland:

{Drink whiskey at The Last Drop, which was literally the place they took people to drink right before they hung them ... we didn't know this until after we got a pint there.  thinking it was so cute. ha ha}

Dinner: Mussels Inn

{sea bass}

{garlic and shallot mussels}

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We ate here for dinner as well, but sadly i didn't snap any pictures:  The Shore
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A bite at the Red Coat Cafe for a snack per Aspiring Kennedy's Suggestion too.  

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Lunch at Larder


{asparagus and goat cheese tart}

best whiskey sours. i've ever had.
but then again, i had never had one until then.
nonetheless, i'm certain they can't get better.
now i just need to watch the movie.
{I could get lost in this little Cheese shop forever}
{Don't get me started on how good this fudge is from The Fudge Shop, on the Royal Mile}
Love you, miss you Edinburgh.  
{pronounced eggs and butter as Em explained to me... 
and it really helped me with pronounciation}
:)

xoxo

36 comments:

  1. So pretty!!! Looks like you two had a great time!!! The goat cheese tart looks amazing!

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  2. Wow Wow wow! I love all your pictures, has given me a down right case of wanderlust! I'm putting Scotland on my list of places to visit!

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  3. I LOVE EDINBURGH. It is one of my favourite places and I now want to go back immediately!

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  4. tucks, your photos are amazing! i wish meg and i could have come for a day trip or a weekend if you guys were still there! come to the uk and meg and i will come to wherever you are haha :)
    you look so gorgeous in every photo! and plus...i am so happy we are now fb friends too! xx

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  5. I visited Edinburgh in March, back when it was freezing and rainy... and loved it! great shots!

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  6. lovely pictures, I am putting Edinburgh on my to-go list! looks really nice :)
    have a great weekend, what are you up to? xox

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  7. Victoria Street looks sooo cute! I also love the history behind "the last drop"-too funny! Glad yall are enjoying your time together at last!

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  8. I love all of the pictures Sarah! Beautiful! And you and your hubby are such an attractive couple :)

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  9. Sarah it looks absolutely dreamy! I would love to go there. Scotland has been on my list for years. I would most definitely have hair problems but it's been humid & rainy here for the past week and I can't escape that anyway so I might as well be in Scotland :)

    Have a great weekend, lovely! xoxo

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  11. I love, love, LOVE Edinburgh. I spent 4 years of Undergrad in Edinburgh and loved every, single second of my time there. You definitely got some great photos and captured some of the best areas. I love Victoria Street (and Grassmarket just below). I worked in the area my last year and loved the characters that came out of the woodwork down there at night. :) Did you make it to The Elephant House? That is where Rowling is supposed to have written the first bit of Harry Potter.

    Thanks so much for sharing all of these. You definitely brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. :)

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  12. ugggh one of my favorite cities in the UK.

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  13. The pictures are gorgeous per usual. i hope you know, everytime I look at your little blog, and see the pictures of your and JBs fabulous life, I get a teeny tiny bit mad at AUSTIN for not playing baseball somewhere amazing!

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  14. I want to go here SO BAD. And to top it off, you have pictures of fudge. Now I want to go even moreeeeee. [not like I can't get fudge anywhere, but I feel like it probably tastes better in beautiful Edinburgh, no?]

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  15. I was in Edinburgh in April and I feel the same way you do. I totally am in love with Scotland. I need to go back, I will go back. Did you eat at the "Tattie Shop"? Baked Potatoes to DIE for :)

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  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog entry. My husband and I visited Edinburgh in 2008 and it was so magical. All of your pictures brought back so many memories. We seriously almost did all the same things. Thanks so much for taking me down a trip down memory lane =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  17. Sarah, these pictures are so lovely! And your hair looks fine. :) xo

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  18. These pictures are absolutely beautiful! The scenery looks amazing, as well as the food. If I ever get the chance to go to Edinburgh, I will jump on it, and take all of your suggestions!

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  19. Breath-taking {and delish...those food shots...everything looks so yummy!} photos!

    I love your hair...I think you should deem it "vacy hair"...the air-dried freeness of it suits the trip :)

    xx Cat brideblu

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  20. Love Edinburgh, one of my favorite places!

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  21. Great pictures, Sarah! I've always wanted to visit Edinburgh!

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  22. These are such fantastic pictures! I'm so jealous of all your traveling!

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  23. Wow your pictures are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing =)

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  24. Lovely lovely post!! Can't wait to go there!

    Love your blog... won't you check out mine?

    inlovewithsandiego.blogspot.com

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  25. your life is beautiful.

    pack me in your suitcase.

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  26. Oh my, I want that fudge ! :D
    When I was little I went to Edingburgh but I'd completely forgotten the fudge!
    I wonder if someone would sell it here

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  27. Oh my gosh--beautiful pictures! I am totally adding Edingburgh to my list of travel destinations! Looks like you guys had a great time!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  28. WOW!!!! Looks soooo amazinngggg :(. I love Edinburgh and I never knew it existed (namewise) until this post. What a cute little place to go. I am so glad I get to travel in style with you and your hubby... hahaha.

    ♥cheche


    http://www.savedthrulove.blogspot.com

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  29. I am just SO JEALOUS of all of your fabulous travels!! Not to mention you still look gorgeous with your hair up!! Thanks for sharing y'alls travels with us!!

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  30. gah. I love it all.

    And your hair thrown up looks nice.. what were you talking about?

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  31. i love edinburgh just because it birthed HP.

    and i love your hair up.

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  32. Oh wow! Gorgeous! Makes me want to come over and visit Scottland! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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  33. This looks like such an incredible tim!!! Your pictures are just beautiful and the food ones made me want to try them now...I heart cheese too! :) You captured it all so well and even if you stopped styling your hair, you stilled look oh so pretty and put together!

    Liesl :)

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  34. I want to go there.

    This makes me looong for Europe. There is just nothing like it.

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  35. So very glad you enjoyed your stay in our little country! You must come back and visit Glasgow and the west coast and the highlands and the islands and.......the list could go on and on. :)

    Karen (of Scotland)

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  36. Lovely pictures and looks like you had a great time! x

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