Food in Edinburgh

I knew we had to try Haggis while in Edinburgh. The traditional dish is to have haggis with mashed potatoes and swede, and bizarrely these are often served in a tower. This dish doesn’t look very appetising but was absolutely delicious!

We tried various other iterations of Scottish food, which mostly comprises meat, gravy and potatoes. One place even served the potato skins – cooked up with a tasty sauce (great idea but this missed the mark for me). Continue reading


Touring the Royal Britannia, Edinburgh

One day we had a jaunt out to Leith on the bus. The main attraction was to see the Royal Yacht Britannia – aka The Queen’s Boat, until it was decommissioned in 1997. There are now self-guided tours so you get to look round the whole thing, from living room to engine room!

It was fascinating to see how the Queen and the Royal Family lived on the boat – what decor they chose. It was also really interesting to see “below deck” – how the crew lived. It was an enormous operation to keep the Royal household running smoothly. Continue reading

Getting Mud in the Face in Edinburgh

We went to Edinburgh for a proper Scottish wedding with kilts and highland dances! We decided to spend a couple of days sightseeing afterwards. I must admit that my expectations were fairly low – I had expected rain, greyness and a less than exciting British town. however I was pleasantly surprised – it was a lovely place, really pretty, with loads of history, good food, and it felt really safe.

The Old Town revolves around the Royal Mile – the long cobbled street leading up to the famous Edinburgh castle. The castle is an imposing structure which can be seen all over the city. Continue reading