Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A weekend at the Edinburgh Fringe

So once again the call to go to the Edinburgh Fringe was just too much and we booked a flat near the centre and a train from Kings Cross and within 6 hours found ourselves on the Royal Mile! A first for us was booking via AirBnB. Having heard so much from so many people about how absolutely brilliant it is we decided to take a chance and really weren't disappointed. Not only was the flat we had chosen beautiful (high ceilings, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen) it was within walking distance of the University of Edinburgh and all the major sites. Clean, welcoming and also really good value for Edinburgh in August I would highly recommend a search of Airbnb wherever you decide to go - you don't know what you'll find!

Anyway back to Edinburgh. Last year I wrote loads about what I saw and what it was like - and really it is the same every year. Colder than London, wet at times but also there is always something new to experience just around the corner. And Edinburgh itself is the most fantastic city if you've never been. Gothic at times, beautiful but hard, and yes reminiscent of Hogwart's (well J K Rowling did write her first book in a cafe here) it is a city on so many levels both architecturally and culturally. Wide city streets with roadside cafes are in abundance, but so are underground clubs and dark pubs - all life is here.

Here is a selection of photos from our weekend for everyone to enjoy. Maybe I'll see some of you on the Royal Mile next year?













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