Hello and welcome to a wintery edition of weekend wanders!
This time was a little bit impromptu as what I had wanted to do was to spend the day wandering around the Edinburgh botanic gardens, however, by the time we actually ended up in Edinburgh it was getting dark. So, instead we decided to head up Arthur’s seat as the sun was setting and it was breath taking. I’ve never seen views like it, that is I’ve been up Arthur’s seat before (it’s a great place to go for Bonfire night and New Year because you get great views of all the fireworks in and around Edinburgh) but there is something so magical about seeing the sunsetting over the city.
The only downside to seeing the beautiful sunset was that it was blooming freezing at the top of Arthur’s seat, even with a big woolly jumper, a thick winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves! I was so freaking cold. And then we had to hike back down Arthur’s Seat in the pitch black, which was not exactly my idea of fun!
We then headed along to the Christmas markets for a wander around all the cute and Christmassy stalls and food. I love the Christmas markets in Edinburgh, they really do get you in the Christmas spirit, but the stalls are always very samey so we don’t normally buy anything. Except food, because you cannot go to the Christmas markets in Edinburgh and not got a waffle or some churros!
As we were heading back to the car, we spotted the castle all lit up blue for St Andrew’s Day! It looked awesome!