So I have meaning to do this post for a while but I always had other posts I wanted to put up first but I’m finally getting round to this one and I can already tell it’s going to be one of my favourite posts to write.
You always hear about that safe place away from home and growing up I never found this place like its a second home to you but go back to last year when I booked Edinburgh for my boyfriends’s birthday, everything changed. Edinburgh has a very special place in my little heart and I can’t wait to go back this year. I’ve always wanted to go Edinburgh, it just looks like an amazing city and so much culture so when it was my boyfriend birthday it seemed like the right time to go. Can I just say never go during the winter months OMG I think I froze quite a few times but I’d definitely like to go back in the summer time when it’s a little bit warmer!
First and foremost the journey up there was very easy and the scenery was amazing to see while travelling on the train, it took us about 2 and half hours to get there but it really didn’t feel like it. As soon as I arrived I just knew I would love this place, call it a gut instinct. It was incredibly cold but I’m a very cold person so god knows what it was like for normal people! The first day we got there we just really chilled out and explored and just ate food, we was going to go to the Castle but we was just tired to do anything. Next time that we go I think we will definitely go to the castle because it just looks amazing! We stayed in the White Lady Hotel which was so gorgeous and was only a 10 minute walk from the zoo! DREAM.
The second day was my favourite day by far and if you know me you know I adore zoos and especially penguins. I want my own!! I looked up the zoo before we travelled there and it’s my favourite zoo purely because they have cameras on their website to watch the Penguins, Tigers and the Panda! Unreal. One thing I have to say about Edinburgh Zoo is it’s definitely incredibly hilly omg I did like 25K steps on my fitbit that day and my legs were dead! First and foremost we arrived about 10am in the morning and didn’t leave to about 6pm! It definitely was a full day seeing all the animals and I love zoos like that. It cost about £40 for two of us which I think was a great price for what we saw. The penguin bit was definitely my favourite purely because they had a penguin walk and they walked straight past you. MY DREAM!!
Secondly when we climbed to the top of the zoo all the climbing and hills just went away because the view was just breathtaking and I’ll never forget it especially when watching a show I just couldn’t get over the incredible view! You could see all of Edinburgh and it was very windy!!
I had one of the most amazing days at the zoo and it is still my favourite zoo (sorry Chester I still love you) but they had so many incredible animals there and the only one we didn’t manage to see was the panda because they was kept inside for certain reasons which I was gutted about but hopefully we’ll see him this year when we go back again! I would fully say this is a place you 100% need to visit!
After a very tiring day we decide to go to Frankie&Benny’s for tea and of course me being me didn’t take a picture of my food because I was so hungry!! Oops. I then decide to have a browse round their little shopping centre and it was adorable but after a while we decide to go back to our hotel because let’s face it the zoo had drained us!
The next day it was time to go home and I was very sad about this. I felt so at home in Edinburgh and we didn’t get to visit the main centre of Edinburgh which I’m told is amazing so that’s definitely on the list for later this year!
Again I felt like Edinburgh is my safe place away from home. I had no worries. I switched off and just made some amazing memories with my boyfriend and it’s such a beautiful city. I would recommend anyone to visit. I didn’t feel any anxiety while I was there and that was so refreshing. I had fun for once in a very long time and I can’t wait to go back again in September. It’s my safe and happy place, a place my anxiety just goes away. Do you have a safe/happy place you can visit again and again? Let me know.
Do you have any suggestions on places to visit when we go again in September? Let me know. I want to full explore this time and take in the culture more!
Till next time,