Posts Tagged With: Edinburgh

Visiting Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh- A True Delight!

I may have only been here for two days, but I’m already in love.  Edinburgh definitely left an impression on me and it wasn’t just because I was there during the Fringe Festival- that just added to the city’s appeal. This lovely old city is divided into Old Town and New Town, with Princes St running through the middle (with tons of shops to explore!!)

Edinburgh has been honoured by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world. Looking around at it’s grand buildings, beautiful green spaces and old cobblestone streets, it’s easy to see why!

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Harry Potter in Edinburgh

From the buildings that inspired Hogwarts Castle to J.K Rowlings frequent writing spot, Edinburgh is full of Harry Potter magic! As a Harry Potter fan, this made the city even more exciting to me as the guide on my walking tour (a lovely girl from Canada and a big Harry Potter fan herself) pointed out fun facts and locations as we toured the city.  Continue reading

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Edinburgh’s Fabulous Fringe

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Every year 1000s of performers hit the stage as part of the world’s largest arts festival- The Edinburgh Fringe.

With only two days in Edinburgh, I grabbed my 340 page fringe guide and set out to make the most of my first time at the world famous festival.  For 64 years, the Edinburgh Fringe has been delighting festival goers for three weeks every August.  It’s widely regarded as the largest arts festival in the world and this year’s fringe hosted 1000s of performers entertaining audiences in over 2400 shows. Continue reading

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