I have just finished an amazing but very busy week travelling from Lincolnshire, England to Edinburgh. We started by stopping for two nights in Newcastle which is a beautiful city with a very vibrant nightlife, before we made our way down to Edinburgh for three nights. Stopping for a coastal walk at Berwick-on-Tweed along the way.
We spent our first night in Newcastle relaxing after a long journey. However, we did manage to see quite a bit as we explored the local area. We visited a couple of art galleries and went down to take a some photos of Millennium Bridge. There was also a market on which we had fun browsing all the crafty goods!
On our second day in Newcastle we took an open top hop on, hop off bus. This allowed to explore more of the city where we visited the museum and some of the local parks. We then went for cocktails at The Botanist which features a lovely rooftop bar before heading for a meal for the evening.
After two nights in Newcastle we began to head for Edinburgh. Pictured above is the view from a lovely coastal walk we went on at Berwick on Tweed, somewhere we actually happened to find by accident! We then went for a hot chocolate at the local café before continuing with our trip up to Edinburgh.
Because did you even go to Scotland if you didn't take a border photo
I could fill this post with pictures of Edinburgh all day long but I will limit myself. Edinburgh is a beautiful Scottish city, everyone I met was so helpful and friendly, helping us with directions and telling us what bus to catch. Even the waiters and waitresses wanted to know our story! We headed to the castle on the first day which could quite easily be the best castle I have visited. Not only is it filled with history, with various buildings to explore but it also provides some lovely views across the city. It's definitely very easy to spend a whole day there!
We also went to the stunning Botanic Gardens during our visit which is filled with an array of flowers and wildlife, we saw a numerous amount of squirrels and birds and they have some gorgeous glasshouses that you can explore for a small fee. My favourite part was the Chinese Garden which was such a unique area and really made the gardens stand out. There's definitely something for everyone and it's easy to catch a bus to!
One of the best things I noticed about Edinburgh was the transport! It is absolutely filled with buses that run everywhere and anywhere for what seems like 24/7. They are so efficient and we never waited more than 15 minutes for a bus. With a day ticket costing as little as £4, this definitely makes it to best way to get around the city - the drivers are also extremely helpful so if like us you don't know where you're going, they'll give you a shout when you need to get off for your stop!
Both Newcastle and Edinburgh are cities that I cannot wait to return to! I had an amazing trip which I feel very lucky to of been able to experience.