Edinburgh, boring? I think not...

I am a ROCK STAR Mom!  We went to Scotland for our Easter break and for weeks leading up to the holiday all I heard from my kids was how boring it was going to be!  Well, they are eating their words!  What an amazing country and Edinburgh, wow, what a city!

We arrived quite late and were welcomed by the lights twinkling on the castle walls!  So far so good!  I had spent numerous hours behind a computer working on the plans for this trip...Boring, really...I would show them otherwise!

We stayed in the city, a 5 minute walk from all of the sites, in a beautifully furnished apartment with room for us all to go our own way for a bit, or share a great dinner together.  The apartment had amazing views of the castle and the tourist attractions were steps from our door.  It had everything we needed from restaurant recommendations to an amazingly updated kitchen.  It's a great place to stay if you are ever in Edinburgh!

The skies were sunny, the people were amazingly friendly and the sights were breathtaking...









We took a crazy, scary Haunted Graveyard tour through City of the Dead tour company and I cannot recommend it enough!  It had my kids placing me high up on a pedestal, and me sleeping with the lights on.  We also took the Real Mary King's Close tour which takes you back to 17th Century Scotland.  This one helped me score some points as well, as this is touted as the "most haunted place on Earth"!

Edinburgh was a great city for roaming, exploring and of course taking in a bit of history, I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list!

Tune in this week for the rest of our Scottish adventure!

24 comments:

  1. I can't wait to go there! I am looking forward to everything that Edinburgh has to offer and being a ROCK STAR to my 14 yr old son would be an added benefit. He is hard to impress but I am sure that he would love the tours you mentioned.

    Can't wait to hear more about your Scotish adventure!

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    1. It is so hard to impress the teens isn't it! Do a few of the tours and he will love it! Keep reading this week for more.

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  2. you are just a rock star in general! edinburgh is awesome! i need to go back!

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    1. Helene, you are too kind :) Edinburgh is wonderful isn't it?

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  3. GREAT photos!

    I would love to see Europe one day.
    (I live in the US)

    New Follower from Tuesday's Tea Party.

    Laura LouLou
    http://bookofloulou.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. If you have the chance to see Europe, jump at it!!

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  4. Great photos! Found you from Memories by the Mile!

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    1. Thanks Diana, I'm glad that you liked the photos!

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  5. I`m so glad you had fun there! My sister lived there for almost a year, and I`m so sad I never got to go visit her. I really hope to make it there someday!

    My Travel Tuesday Post
    Jess

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    1. It is a great city Jess. Love your blog! The photos are great.

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  6. I'm so glad I spotted your blog on Travel Tuesday. I love finding other expats! I look forward to reading more! xx

    Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I hope that I can keep you entertained!! Love your blog as well, and good luck on the Visa!

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  7. This is an amazing article i really like it, You are just a rock star in general! edinburgh is awesome!
    Edinburgh.

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  8. Sounds like you had an amazing time in Edinburgh. Thanks for sharing your trip.I am embarassed to say I am English but have never been to Scotland (and am now living in the USA)
    Emma
    www.mommyhasaheadache.blogspot.com

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    1. Emma you have to go if you ever get the chance!!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Your pictures are gorgeous! So jealous of your Spring Break. Edinburgh sounds amazing. It looks so distinctly different than other European cities. I love that!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! It was really different, it's almost a tiered city. You can look down on a location and never really figure out how to get to it??? And the people are wonderful!

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  10. Edinburgh is my husband's most favorite city that we've visited in Europe. :) I'm glad you all had a good time.

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    1. It is an amazing city, I can see why :)

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  11. Love these photos. It makes me miss Scotland so much!!!!

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    1. I bet it was really hard to leave Rachel. Are you settling back into life in the states pretty easily?

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  12. I've been watching for flight deals to Edinburgh - looks like a great city to explore!

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  13. Make sure you go Jay! If you need any suggestions on things to do or places to stay please let me know!

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