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My Edinburgh Bucket List 2018

Ever since I watched the Bucket List and the scene in New Year's Eve where Zac Efron helps Michelle Pfeiffer accomplish her New Year's resolutions, I've liked the idea of keeping a list of things I particularly want to do. Perhaps one day I'll share my personal bucket list, but, for now I thought it might be fun to share my Edinburgh specific list of things I want to do in 2018.

Despite my many Edinburgh explorations over the years, there are still various places, restaurants, and activities I want to visit/do. Hopefully, in 2018, I'll get the chance to cross a few things off my list that I have never gotten around to. I also intend to blog about the activity when I cross it off the list. So, without further ado let's get started with the list.

1. The Scott Monument 

Some of you may be quite shocked that I have not been up the Scott Monument yet, it might have something to do with the fact that I'm not very keen on heights but hopefully this year I'll just go for it as I hear the views are spectacular. 

2. The Roseleaf Bar/Restaurant in Leith 

I've heard from various people how much they enjoy this quirky bar in Leith, plus I hear their vegetarian food is great! 

3. Gladstone's Land

My mum kindly bought me a National Trust membership and I have yet to make use of it and visit one of the oldest buildings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

4. The Secret Herb Garden

Nestled at the foot of the Pentland hills at the edge of Edinburgh lies the Secret Herb Garden set within a magical 7.5 acres bordered by native hedgerows and a gentle stream - plus they have a glasshouse cafe.I've seen so many pretty pictures of this place and it looks magical! Definitely, one to visit in spring or summer when it's all in bloom. 

5. Nelson's Monument 

As I previously mentioned, I'm a little apprehensive to go up the Scott Monument and I think Nelson Monument looks much more manageable, so perhaps this will ease me into the Scott Monument. 

6. Mary King's Close

The Real Mary King’s Close is a warren of underground streets and spaces. For years, the hidden Closes of Old Town Edinburgh have been shrouded in mysteries and it sounds like something I would love to learn more about. I've actually wanted to do for a few years but it has just never worked out. 

7. Anteaques 

My main reason to visit - I love tea. Anteaques is a place I must have walked past plenty of times when I was at university, yet, it's only this year that I figured out where it was after hearing various people sing its praises. I believe it's only open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. I have had their tea at other cafes they supply, but, it would be great to enjoy a cup in their own cafe.

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