What to do in Edinburgh?

Wow, it has been a lifetime since I last wrote a post but I have got a load in the pipeline which will be coming out in the next few months with extremely exciting trips and posts coming up. But let's leave them a secret for the time being and talk about my most recent trip, only a short trip to Edinburgh Scotland, but I can tell you now I will be returning back to Edinburgh as soon as possible. I had never been to Scotland before and we were dying to go and when I found £15 flights from London Stansted which was an airport I had never been to before and didn't even know where it was before (turns out it is in Essex). I went to Edinburgh with one of my best friends Anna and I had high expectations from the sheer amount of pictures I had seen prior due to social media such Instagram and Pinterest, and without a doubt, I can tell you it did not disappoint.

The Flight:

We flew with Ryanair, cheap and cheery and absolutely nothing wrong with them especially when you're a poor student. I have flown with Ryanair many a time and never had an issue with you, and would recommend them to anyone.


We stayed in the most beautiful Airbnb, this was our first time staying in an Airbnb so didn't have much to expect but Selby was amazing giving us a lovely breakfast for the two mornings which we were there as well as offering to dry off our soaking wet clothes after we were caught out in the rain all day. The flat was located in the new town, approximately a fifteen-minute walk from Princes street meaning the location was perfect!

Here is the link to the Airbnb which we stayed in https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16628739 ALSO at the bottom of this blog post will be a discount code, to give you £15 off your first trip over £55.

What to do:

Despite the pouring rain we still braved the outdoors, as we only had one full day in Edinburgh and knew we wanted to make the most of it so we started off the day by heading to the botanical gardens which were only a fifteen-minute walk (at most) from our Airbnb. The botanical gardens were beautiful and worth a trip if you're interested in arts or plants or even the outdoors, and we enjoyed it even if we didn't get to see if its full glory. From here we headed to Princes street for lunch before heading into the old town and spent the rest of the day wondering around the old town of Edinburgh from the castle to Greyfriars Kirkyard. The old town was my favourite part of Edinburgh as I truly felt like I was blasted back in time.


Overall I loved Edinburgh and am already looking at going back this time for longer, and possibly doing a day trip to either the Highlands, Loch Ness or Glasgow but this will all be released when I get the chance to return hopefully sooner rather than later.

Until the next month,

Ashleigh xx

Here is the discount code, to give you £15 off your first trip over £55.