Edinburgh, Scotland Photo Essay – An Impromptu 2 day Trip

This post was supposed to be my last post for the year 2014. But to tell you the truth i was being plain lazy and hence no posts since last few months (yes!!! sighhhh 🙁 ). And thats the reason why i never came back to complete this post on time. Now that i am back from a really long break from blogging its time to get back on track :).

Edinburgh, Scotland was certainly not on our list when we were in London. After giving it a lot of thought finally we decided…..why not?. Since we were in London for a good 2 weeks (for hubby’s work) we wanted to make the most of it. This trip was a quick tour of Edinburg and we managed to squeeze in as many places as we could. 
The most memorable part of the trip for me was the mesmerizing victorian structures and the beautiful lush green landscape. I am not a big fan of cities or modern buildings.  Ancient architecture, ruins and the history behind them is what fascinates me the most. 
Although i am well aware that there were a lot of stuff we missed but this what we could manage in our 2 day trip and i must say it was wonderful. I hope you will like and enjoy my small photo essay on this beautiful country. 
Day 1: Edinburgh City tour 
We started off our first day with scrumptious breakfast at a local restaurant called Triacle near our hotel. I had the scottish vegetarian breakfast and hubs ordered eggs benedict. My scottish breakfast was the most delicious and scrumptious breakfast i ever had….yummmm. So if you ever happen to visit Edinburgh do check out this place or atleast try out the scottish breakfast. 
Eggs Benedict – 2 english muffins topped with spinach and poached eggs with hollandaise sauce
Vegetarian Scottish Breakfast comprised of veg haggis (this was to die for yummmmyy), veg sausage, tomato, portobello mushroom, beans, hash brown, potato scone, egg, toast and tea….burrrrpppp!!
After a very satisfying meal we headed for local sight seeing. The easiest, quickest and reasonable option for city sight seeing would be the hop on and hop off bus tours. The bus tours include Edinburgh tour, City sightseeing tour, Mac tours, Majestic tour and Bus & Boat tour. You can choose a particular tour based on what you are interested in seeing (each tour covers different local attractions). 

University of Edinburgh

View of the old town from above the Princes Street Gardens

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle 


Beautiful view captured from the Castle



National War Museum 

Inside the castle 

Some beautiful stained glass windows

Striking a touristy pose 😛

St. Giles Cathedral 
New town Edinburgh


Scottish National Gallery (view from behind)
Day 2: Loch Ness, GlenCoe and Highlands

Next day we had booked a one day trip to Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the beautiful highlands. Words might fall short to describe the beautiful landscape that we saw. I would rather share the beautiful and breathtaking pictures instead.

Highland cattle aka hamish cow (looks like this one needs a stylist 😛 )

Simply beautiful

Lupines

GlenCoe

This is one of my fav pics that i clicked during our tour

Spotted a white one (must say this one was very friendly)….do you see the brown one standing in the corner? They look so cute with the bangs hehehee..
Loch Ness Boat Trip

Yeyyyy finally we spotted Nessie 😛 


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