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Here's Why You Have To Go To Edinburgh

Where everything looks like a damn castle.

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Hi Edinburgh, nice to meet you. Mind if I live here in the city of why-does-everything-look-like-a-castle?

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What’s that? I can’t? Okay, let me plan a moderately priced trip instead.

Here's how to see Edinburgh when your bank account has the same number of digits before and after the decimal.


Many visitors claim to see the MacKenzie Poltergeist in Greyfriars Kirkyard, a cemetery known for its ~haunted~ happenings.

And let's not forget the tale of Greyfriars Bobby, a dog who protected the grave of his master for nearly 14 years.

Head to The Voodoo Rooms if you like creative drinks, good food, live music, and gorgeous interior design.


Promising review: "A friend who used to live here recommended the place and I loved it! I was tired after a long day and wanted to go for drinks in a nice place and Voodoo Rooms was perfect for that! The place is BEAUTIFUL. Classy and chic, but you don't have to dress smart at all if you don't feel like it. The cocktails are unusually creative and super good! We had the Portobello Rosie, which I loved, and my friend had something peachy with black tea and lemon." —Melanie H.


Try this delicious treat at Pinnies and Poppy Seeds, an artisan shortbread shop that you'll want to bring home with you.


Promising review: "Such a quaint wee shop! As I walked up and down the Royal Mile yesterday between Fringe shows, the smell of buttery and sugary goodness was hard to resist. So I just had to go in. After much consideration (.001 of a second) I had decided that one was not enough. I needed more! This was amongst the best shortbread I've ever had. Seriously, if you manage to walk past the enticing smells of buttery sugary deliciousness, you're a better person than I am." —Chantelle T.


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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