An Infatuation with Edinburgh

An Infatuation with Edinburgh

An Infatuation with Edinburgh

Edinburgh feels like a city out of the pages of a story book. And, it’s easy to see how it inspired J.K. Rowling when she wrote Harry Potter from the Elephant House. Between the winding cobblestone roads, small closes between buildings, a castle high above it all, and snow-capped mountains in the background, the city is as picturesque as they come.

An Infatuation with Edinburgh

The holiday season brings more magic with the arrival and celebration of Hogmanay. I was lucky enough to ring in 2011 here, and these are just a few of the reasons I fell in love with Edinburgh:

Christmas Markets and outdoor ice skating
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

The views from the Sir Walter Scott Tower
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

An Infatuation with Edinburgh

Curry chips – An old favorite of mine
Curry Cheese Chips

Lively nightlife – Who needs sleep?
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

The beautiful Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

An Infatuation with Edinburgh

A procession with torches – Wait, what year are we ringing in?
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

A street party to celebrate New Year’s Eve
An Infatuation with Edinburgh
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

The constant eruption of fireworks
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

And, it’s the birthplace of Harry Potter!
(Which, I’ve also never read…)
An Infatuation with Edinburgh

Of all the places I’ve seen and cities I’ve visited, I’d have to say that Edinburgh is my favorite. Maybe, it was just the magic of the season or excessive mulled wine to keep warm, but I’d like to think that it holds that power all year round.

Day 15: BootsnAll Indie Travel Project

Today’s prompt: City What is your favorite (or least favorite) city and what do you love (or hate) about it?

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Comments (5)

  1. erin graves

    Um, so this is too funny. I spent NYE 2001 in Edinburgh for Hogmanay. I think we seriously may be travel doppelgangers 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Seriously? This is too funny! We are definitely travel doppelgangers. 🙂

  2. Loni.Found.Herself

    Love Edinburgh. My favorite city in the UK. Great pictures!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks so much! It really is an incredible place.

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