Edinburgh, Scotland is a Special Spot



Edinburgh, Scotland is a cool spot and you’ll realize it the minute your eyes connect with old town for the first time. It’s like I’m in a weird time warp but I still get 3G; it’s confusing. The Scots I’ve met so far are all very gregarious and despite the weather being weak for 78% of the time I’ve been here; still love it and think you will too. It has a special feel about it that I can’t describe but I’m drawn to and know this isn’t my last time in this storied city…


The Old Town is simply incredible and I’m mesmerized by it. Edinburgh Castle sits majestically on top of the hill and at the other end of the Royal Mile is the Royal Palace which I have to say was seriously underwhelming but whatever. I wish the weather was more cooperative but I did make the most of the little sunlight I saw while spending my time here in Scotland.


When the sun did come out one morning; I snapped these shots around the city before heading to Duddingston Golf Club and playing a round that you can read about here. The photos you see from a hill are actually taken on Arthur’s Seat which is an extinct volcano with great sights of the city. My cool cab driver John asked if I was in a rush to which I replied no and he showed me around.  I’d love to stay longer but have concluded I’ll return when the weather is more welcoming…

I hope you enjoy these photos and they give you an idea of what it’s like being in and around old town…


Tips hat,

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

15 thoughts on “Edinburgh, Scotland is a Special Spot

  1. Indeed Edinburgh is great! Your photos doesn’t seem that you had too bad weather 😉 So, I’d absolutely recommend to visit Edinburgh in summer. The first time I’ve been there was in October and it rained so often and was cold all day long. The city was still beautiful but if you get the chance to decide when to go, choose summer 🙂

    1. Hahah well they are all from one morning that I ran around like it was the only sun I’d see and I was right. Also played the game of golf that afternoon. Apart from that, it was grey and rainy the whole time.

      Still a cool spot though and can only imagine in the summer with fine weather!

  2. What history, It almost comes out of the photos to touch you. What stories those buildings could tell.
    Thank you very much for sharing your experiences. Inspired, May just visit there one of these days.

  3. Ah, this makes me home sick! Edinburgh will always be my favourite city in the world. Glad you enjoyed it! My two favourite times are August – the city is completely transformed for the festivals, and December – the weather majorly sucks but the German markets/ ice rink/ fun fair come to town and the city looks so pretty with the Christmas decorations!

    1. I heard New Years is good times but top of my list would be summer to get in some Scottish golf courses. Also, I’m a fan of the heat, not so much the cold!

  4. Scottish scenery looks always so dramatic, doesn´t matter if you´re in the city or out in the open nature, right? Your pictures literally breathe history! The one with the cemetery is my favorite. What can I say, I have a weak spot for old prisons and cemeteries:) Usually, they have the most interesting tours..lot of mystery and eerie stories.

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