I took the train from Glasgow into Edinburgh for a couple of days while I was in Scotland. It was an hours train journey, but the two cities are vastly different. I absolutely fell in love with the historic city of Edinburgh. The atmosphere was so magical.
The first day I got into town in the evening. I walked around the royal mile shops and then made my way to the famous Frankenstein's bar. I had seen this bar in my research and knew it would be on my list of places to go. I love a good old scary monster movie and the idea of a themed bar was right up my alley. I went early in the evening, so the bar wasn't quite busy yet. I grabbed a booth in the first level bar which is setup like a mad scientist lab. It happened to be happy hour so i grabbed myself a themed cocktail and mad emu plans for the next day. I had a cocktail called the bride of frankenstein and then had the frankenstein's cocktail. I thought they both were good, but I'll admit their on the sweeter side. They also play the old black and white Frankenstein movies on the tv's in the bar.
The next day I got an early start and grabbed breakfast at a restaurant called Urban Angel. It was a cute little place that I had found from reading Zoella's "Fell In Love with Edinburgh" blog. https://www.zoella.co.uk/2016/09/fell-in-love-with-edinburgh.html I thought the restaurant had a cute rustic vibe and enjoyed breakfast out on the outdoor patio. I went fro a coffee and avocado toast with a poached egg. From there I made my way to the National Museum of Edinburgh and looked around for a few hours. You could easily spend a whole day at the museum, but what I love about it being free is that you don't have the pressure to see the whole thing. I knew that if i had time or felt like I missed a section I could easily go back. I went through the Scottish history section, the fashion section and the natural science section. Which even had a T-Rex skeleton!
After Making my way through Edinburgh's natural history Museum I checked out the Edinburgh Illusions and Camera Obscura Museum. This Museum was such a fun museum full of optical illusions. It was really interactive and was something that made even me as an adult fell like a kid again.
I made my way from there to the Whisky Experience which was one of my favorite things that I did in Edinburgh. Even if you don't like whisky I still think that you could come away with some enjoyment from going. It was a educational experience about how Whisky is made, processed and the affects of the different Scottish regions on the whisky itself.
That evening I ate dinner the the Fiddler's Arms Restaurant. It was a cute little traditional Scottish feeling pub that had live music and good pub food. I had their Fish and Chips which were very good. The fish tasted fresh and all the staff were very friendly.
I headed back the next day to Glasgow on the train, but not before exploring Edinburgh Castle and getting a run in through the National gardens.
I absolutely loved Edinburgh and look forward to coming back again! Next time I would love to come for the fringe Festival that goes on in the cit in August. It brings out some amazing musical, comedic and street acts.