Edinburgh Travel Diary

Edinburgh Travel Diary

In the words of Stephen Merchant “I genuinely believe that travel broadens the mind”. It’s so true it’s empowering seeing how others live and what life could have been like if you were born in a different town, country or even continent. As a child who has moved abroad and back I think it’s safe to say I know my way around an airport pretty well. So for me travelling isn’t scary or frightening purely something to enjoy for all it is.

The purpose of this post is to give you an insight into what my recent trip to Edinburgh was like. It was all very last minute but sometimes that’s the best way! I love Edinburgh and although this wasn’t my first time visiting it felt just as magical. It’s kind of strange that it’s like a city in the middle of nowhere but that adds to its character.

Anyway here is a little travel diary in blog form! I hope you enjoy 😊

Forth Road Bridge

A must from a blogger/photographers point of view is Forth Road Bridge. It’s just astounding! And also a perfect photo opportunity, it even has its own snapchat filter so if you did need anymore persuading that says it all, it’s very cool. For many locals the bridges are just an access route across to Fife but they are actually amazing! I really enjoyed going to see them. The rail bridge is the cooler of the two in my opinion. We went to a little town called South Queensferry to see them. I’ll talk more about the town later on 😉

Mary’s Milk Bar

Mary’s Milk Bar is another must when in Edinburgh. The best way to describe it is like an ice cream parlour with a little bit of a twist. It’s more of an independent brand and is very small, but very cute. The ice cream is delicious and they can make it into a milkshake which I highly recommended. A hot chocolate with ice cream is a strong choice. Overall it’s just a really cute little shop and has a real vintage feel and again is good Instagram material! 

City Centre

In all fairness the city centre is just as beautiful as anywhere in Edinburgh it was good fun just having a wander around! The architecture is outstanding and everything is so photogenic. Being as obsessed with English as I am it seemed like the perfect place to come to really throw myself into Jekyll and Hyde which is part of my Literature GCSE. We visited a cute little french cafe which served the best sandwiches and soup which had a Robert Louis Stevenson theme. I do really love Edinburgh and I would love to come back soon and maybe even come to university here also! The rest of this post will just be mainly pictures from my trip!


A young blogger from the North West of England, blogging about everything from Fashion and Beauty to Education and Travel. Hoping to start a career in the language industry very soon!

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  1. I’m assuming this is all UK based, I’ve never been there and most of my followers / people I follow are in the UK. I really want to visit one day! Those photographs look beautiful!

  2. I love Edinburgh! I’ve heard of Mary’s Milk Parlour! I’d love to go next time in over!
    Great post!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  3. Jaycee says:

    Aah, Edinburgh is somewhere I have always wanted to visit! The photos you captured are incredible. I’m glad your trip was so wonderful, and thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    Jaycee |

  4. Totally agree with your first paragraph! Love knowing what my life would be like if I lived in the place I’m visiting! Definitely going to add Edingburgh to my list of places to visit soon.

    With Love Yossy x

  5. Ellie says:

    It certainly is! The UK is wonderful definitely worth a visit some time 🙂

  6. Ellie says:

    Thank you! Yes it’s really good can highly recommend, have a lovely week ❤️

  7. Ellie says:

    It’s so much fun! It’s a beautiful city and worth a visit. Thank you for your comment have a lovely week 🙂

  8. Ellie says:

    It’s really a travel must! Thank you so much! Enjoy the rest of your week ❤️

  9. Lola Bellouere says:

    Edinburgh is such a beautiful city I travelled there with the coke truck. That milk bar is a must thanks for the reccomendation! X
    Lola Mia //

  10. Nice pics! Glad you enjoyed your trip, hope I can visit soon.

  11. Edinburgh is such a great city! I studied there and I am currently staying in Edinburgh and it is just the prettiest city! I have never been to Mary’s Milk Bar but I have heard so much about it! xx Corinne

  12. your pictures are stunning, I’d love to visit Edinburgh one day!

  13. Forth Road Bridge is somewhere that’s always meant a lot to me! I was born in Scotland and whenever I cross that bridge it reminds me of my birthplace because it means it is nearby!
    Aleeha xXx

  14. Ellie says:

    Thank you! It’s definitely worth it 🙂

  15. Ellie says:

    That sounds so cool! Yes I’d definitely check it out thank you for your comment ❤

  16. Ellie says:

    That’s amazing I would love to go to uni there! I love it so much and the Milk Bar is just the best have a lovely week

  17. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much! It’s definitely worth it 🙂

  18. This is great! Wonderful pictures, I have always wanted to travel there! What are you looking to study at university? I’m currently pursuing studies in Religious Studies and Political Science at my university.

    Alyssa (The Wise Willow Blog)

  19. Ellie says:

    Thank you for your lovely comment! I’m wanting to do something with languages so I’m possibly looking at a degree in international business relations with a language or something very similar!! Political science sounds great hope you are enjoying it 🙂 Have a lovely week

  20. Rhianne Coleman says:

    This has really made me want to go to Edinburgh! I’ve never even considered it before! Great post

  21. Ellie says:

    It’s such a lovely place and if you’ve never been before it’s definitely one to put on the list 🙂
    Have a lovely week!

  22. That milk bar looks absolutely amazing! If I ever have the chance to go to Edinburgh, that would be one of my first stops. Love that it has a vintage feel, too. Your photos are amazing, Ellie!

  23. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment it means a lot to me! The Milk Bar was just the best I can’t recommend it enough 🙂 have a lovely week!!

  24. Ugh I saw this in tkmaxx and now regret now buying it! Would you do a blog post of the different looks you can achieve from it? Would love to see how the palette looks on great post lovely! Over from we spoke earlier on twitter on a Blogger chat xx

  25. Ellie says:

    Hi Emma thank you so much for visiting my blog!! Of course that’s such a good post idea I hadn’t thought of doing that, it really is a good palette!! Have a lovely weekend ❤

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