When traveling, I'm not always prone to go to big cities, as a vacation sounds more like a vacation in the mountains or by the water. However, Edinburgh was the perfect combination of both. A city on the water, offering beautiful hikes a stones throw from downtown, coupled with bustling city streets lined with shops and restaurants.
We had two days here and wanted to cover it all. Travis and I filled our first day with a ten mile walk through Edinburgh's Old Town, experiencing our first castle (and our first palace!) and meandering through alleys until our feet hurt. On day two, we did a morning hike and a stroll through New Town, falling in love with the charm of the whole thing. The hike was by far the highlight of our time here and sent us down a rabbit hole of finding other hikes throughout our entire time in Scotland.