Connect, Inspire & Create – A Day in Edinburgh with Catriona from Worldwide Footprints

I’m so lucky to call this beautiful and historic city home for the duration of my student life! I am currently in my 4th year at University and have enjoyed constantly finding new discoveries in Edinburgh.

I want to say a quick thank you to Elle who allowed me to be the first guest blogger in her new series!

If you haven’t already, please check out Catriona over at worldwidefootprintsblog.com were you can read my A Day in York post!

If I had a FULL DAY to do as I pleased, without the usual studying and working cycle this is how I would spend it….

Firstly, I would have the perfect brunch at Cafe Noir which is an independent coffee house in the West End of the city. I would bring a friend and catch up over 1000 varieties of hot chocolate and freshly baked croissants!  

After brunch I would attempt to burn off the calories by hiking up Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’s ancient volcano! This takes roughly a good hour depending on how many croissants you have eaten previously…

To keep rolling with the healthy vibes I would stop into my favourite café on the Royal Mile, Procaffination. Here I would grab my favourite smoothie served in a cute mason jar and of course a slice of cake to maintain the balance!

Smoothie, check, ready to go! Then I would spend my time wondering around all the quirky shops hidden on and around the Royal Mile (excellent for vintage lovers!).

If this is an Autumn or Winters day, it would be dark by this point and I would take someone brave enough on a ghost tour! My favourite tours are by Mercat Tours because they take you down into the hidden vaults of Edinburgh!  

However, if this is summer time (which occasionally does happen in Edinburgh) I would find a quirky Fringe Show  to see (Festival in August) then chill outside at one of the pubs on Grassmarket.

For dinner you would find me in Howies  on Victoria Street for a cosy atmosphere.  Or Baba Restaurant for some incredible Lebanese food and cocktails!  

A huge thank you to Catriona who helped me with the first post in my Connect, Inspire & Create series! Make sure to head over to her blog here

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