My Exploring Edinburgh Bucket List!

Wednesday, 3 January 2018 Edinburgh, UK



My Edinburgh Bucket List

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.

Despite my many Edinburgh explorations over the years, there are still various places, restaurants, and activities I want to visit/do. Hopefully, 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 - Done!

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 - Done!

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 - Done!

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 - Done!

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. Afternoon Tea at the Colonnades, The Signet Library - Done!

Is it silly to say that afternoon tea is my favourite meal of the day? Perhaps, but it is. By no means do have it every day but, to me, it's the perfect balance of sweet and savoury. I've been fortunate enough to enjoy various afternoon teas in Edinburgh over the years, but the Colonnade's have been top of my list for awhile.

8. Rooftop of St Giles 

I've been in St Giles several times but I'd love to take their tour of their rooftop - I bet it has stunning views of Old Town! In case you're interested in visiting too, their rooftop tours currently run Saturday 10.30am – 4pm and Sunday 1.30pm – 4pm and cost £6 per person.

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