Edinburgh Revisited

Hi Lovelies,

If you didn’t see my quick update post from last week then you will not have known that myself and Billy were on a short trip to the historic city of Edinburgh 🙂  It was my second time to visit, but was Billy’s first, so I got the chance to show him around but also explore some new stuff as well 🙂

Where we stayed:

We stayed in Castle Rock Hostel, which is actually the same place I stayed in last time. We booked a private double room, but just a heads up, our room was smaller than expected,  but it was clean and cosy and to be honest, we didn’t plan on spending much time in it, so we didn’t mind. The hostel offers breakfast for £1.50 but if you have a double room your breakfast is included 🙂

What we Did:

On the first morning, I showed Billy around the Castle. He was amazed that instead of just one main building, like most others, Edinburgh Castle is a cluster of buildings each with their own significance. We spent most of the rest of the day exploring old town and we walked further down Royal Mile. On the second day we took a quick day trip over to Glasgow, but it rained heavily and we ended up not actually getting to see much at all 😦 I was so sad as we had planned on seeing a few things that had been recommended, but I guess I’ll just have to make another trip over to see them 🙂

On our last day, we took a tour of the Highlands run by The Hairy Coo tour company. They offer this fantastic tour that is Free, all they ask is you tip whatever you feel the tour was worth at the end. There is no set figure so don’t be worried about being judged on how little or a lot you give 🙂  We saw so many cool places and Donald, our tour guide filled us in on so much of Scotlands history along the way 😀 And of course we got to feed the Hairy Coo’s 😀 😀


Where Did We Eat:

We ate in a few different places, but my favourite was The Royal Mile Tavern. Located on the Royal Mile the pub has a traditional feel to it. It came recommend from a guy in our hostel and he told use to get a dish named Highland Chicken, which is haggis stuffed into a chicken breast, it is so tasty and well worth the try 🙂  They have a great selection of Beers and Whiskies all at a very good price, and if you leave your card from the Castle Rock Hostel on the table you will get 20% off your bill at the end 😀 We also ate in The Three Sisters on Cowgate Street and Mhor Fish which was part of our Tour.


Edinburgh has become my City of the year, I’ve been twice now and have yet to see even a fraction of what is available 🙂 It plays host to many a festival this year so I think maybe one more trip could be organised 😉

I’d love to hear in the comments what you’d recommend seeing/doing in Edinburgh 🙂


All The Best


CJ 🙂


9 Comments Add yours

  1. xoJenny says:

    Such a cute little trip for the two of you! I love going to places of which I’ve been before then again to share it with my significant other. It’s awesome when you already know what to do and what to see so it makes the experience very enjoyable for their first time as well. The food choices looked delicious! Edinburgh looks like a wonderful destination!

    xo, JJ

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    1. Thanks so much JJ 🙂 It really was such a lovely trip, Edinburgh is a lovely city and has so much to offer. The food is amazing and I couldn’t find a whole lot wrong with it to be honest.
      CJ xx

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  2. indieandlily says:

    Great post I went to Edinburgh last year and actually stayed in the same hostel, we just loved the location! 🙂 it’s a great city I’m writing my own post on it at the moment but after reading yours I definitely need to go back and discover more!


  3. OMG Edinburgh looks sooo cool!! I’ve wanted to go there for a while now and this post has made me want to go so much more!!

    gracethoroughgoodbeauty | I’m a London based 19 year old who happens to have a blog about my favourite things which include: beauty, musicals, travel and lots more ❤️

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    1. It is amazing! This summer would be perfect as there are a lot of really cool festivals 🙂

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  4. E says:

    I LOVE Edinburgh and that Hairy Coo tour sounds right up my street! http://www.joyofblogs.com


    1. It was so good 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get to come back someday again and check out the other tours they offer 😀 Great City tho and so much to do!
      CJ xx

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  5. Lovely post! 😀

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