1st ever time north of the border

Edinburgh Travel Blog

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i finally decided that if i was to see scotland, i was going to have to go visit it, rather than continue to wait for it to turn up here. made a few calls to some friends to see who was hanging around Edinburgh and Headed up the increddibly windy m6. With very little visibility i couldn't even see the lake district as i drove past, but once i got off the motorways somewhere in scotland and took the beautiful A702 across to Edinburgh the views of the rolling hills was great. Upon arrival in the city centre i ahd the briefest of walk arounds whilst waiting for my friends(tb member sossie) train to arrive. we started pretty much at 1 end of royal mile, and drank our way somewhere else haha. It's fair to say it was a messy night with plenty of scottish whiskey and larger being consumed along with the talk of trying haggis, but that was as far as we got with the haggis, well that i remember anyway.
elie beach
Friday we headed north into Fife, and drove along the costal scenic route towards St Andrews, and a town called Elie where sossie was staying. This appears to be a summer holiday home type of village on a beach with a little harbour which was quite pleasnt. As we were walking along the beach in beautiful sunshine we got soaked by an inpromtu hail storm or 2. That evening we got the bus into st Andrews for a few more beers. We started in Raisen  which was quite lively, given that it's a university town at easter. We made the mistake of leaving here where the atmosphere was pretty cool, and we even spotted bananaman!! we headed off into the night looking for further drinking establishments and after a quick pint in the next 1 we came across we made a quick visit to tesco for some munchies before getting a 25quid taxi ride back to Elie.
elie town
Saturdayday morning we headed back down the beach, with the same results as the previous day, ie we got a little wet. I headed back into edinburgh to catch up with an old uni friend who was now living up here and we went for lunch at 99hanover street, which was really nice vibe and great food. Next we went for coffee!!!! thats a 1st for me, but we went into the dome on George st which is perfect setting for coffee and chit chat i guess, very elegant with it's huge domed roof and round bar in the centre. After coming to terms with having just been out for coffee we went into a bar called tiles on st Andrew square, which again had huge ceilings and served some good beers :) after being convinced not to go back home tonight and instead to go and explore a few more of the capitals drinking holes, my friend ended up going home and leaving me out with a friend of hers, and nowhere to stay, so thanks katie for showing me round and taking care of me, ur a star :)
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elie beach
elie beach
elie town
elie town
edinburgh city centre
edinburgh city centre
edinburgh castle
edinburgh castle
scotish countryside
scotish countryside
sossie makes a friend ;)
sossie makes a friend ;)
the lake district on way home
the lake district on way home
more lake district
more lake district
royal mile
royal mile
Edinburgh Hotels & Accommodations review
decent city centre hotel, Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
good food resonably priced
met up with an old friend for lunch who lived in Edinburgh, and suggested 99 Hanover st as a place to eat. The location is obviously on Hanover st, ju… read entire review
Edinburgh
photo by: vances