24 Hours in Edinburgh

24 Hours in Edinburgh

Some of you may know that I recently took a short trip to Edinburgh which I was determined to make the most of. So what do you do in Edinburgh when you only have 24 hours?

First stop was checking into my hotel, which was the Apex Waterloo chosen for its location. By the time I had checked in, taken a look around the room and freshened up, it was time for dinner. I was there with a few work colleagues and we didn’t choose the most authentic Scottish cuisine but we did choose some pretty yummy Asian street food. We went to Bar Soba on Hanover Street for some cocktails before being seated at our table. The menu was amazing with so many good dishes it made it really hard to choose what to get. In the end I went for Massaman Beef Curry which was delicious.

After a few more drinks I decided to head back to the hotel as I had an early start. In the morning I took a little stroll around the local area and grabbed a coffee, I came across the Wellington Coffee shop when I was walking for dinner the night before. Situated on the corner of Hanover Street and George Street, this little independent coffee house was a great find. It did the best coffee and was just what I needed to start the day.

After a few jobs were done, it was time for a walk and a bit of an explore. The first thing you cannot miss if you are in the centre of Edinburgh is the castle. It is beautiful and situated on top of a steep hill, so you really cannot miss it.


After that I mosied about the streets of Edinburgh taking in all of the lovely architecture. All of the buildings and streets are so pretty its quite easy to loose track of time, before I knew it it was lunch time. I can across a cute looking Vegan Cafe called Hendersons Bistro so headed on in.

After lunch sadly my 24 hours in Edinburgh was coming to an end and I didn’t want to go but had a flight to catch. I feel like I got to know the new town quite well and saw a substantial amount of it but next time I would love to explore more of the old town.

Does anyone have any recommendations for next time?




  1. 26/03/2016 / 7:57 pm

    Sounds like a great 24 hours! I absolutely love Edinburgh, I always find something different to do every time I go and don’t think I’ll be running out of things anytime soon! I wrote a post on one of my days in Edinburgh if you’d like to check it out for recommendations http://www.livinginagoldenafternoon.net/a-day-trip-to-edinburgh/

    • Holly
      28/03/2016 / 3:10 pm

      Hi Amber thanks for your comment. Looks like you had a good trip too. Will be returning soon so may have to check out a few of your recommendations xx

  2. 28/03/2016 / 1:12 pm

    Next time you need to take a trip to the Fudge Kitchen on High Street/Royal Mile. Such a good selection of fudge along with free samples and sometimes if you’re lucky, getting to watch them make some batches.

    Also, a trek up Calton Hill for views of the city cannot be beaten.

    Peter | http://www.impeter.co.uk

    • Holly
      28/03/2016 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks Peter! I will definitely be returning at some point.

  3. 29/03/2016 / 1:40 pm

    Is there anything more lovely then grabbing a coffee and going for a stroll in the morning!? Whenever I work in London I always get up super early so I can fit that in before I have to start working. Heaven, I tell you!

    Looks like you had a great time, too. I’d love to visit Edinburgh!


  4. 06/04/2016 / 3:49 pm

    A morning stroll with some coffee is seriously the perfect way to start the day & explore a new city. I’d love to visit Edinburgh. :]

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  5. 08/04/2016 / 10:33 pm

    I haven’t been to Edinburgh yet but will be visiting in August! I cannot wait! A morning stroll with coffee, looking at all of the brilliant architecture, sounds so amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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