Be warned: this post is going to be very picture heavy! But as well as looking at the pics, I wanted to share a few of my tips and tricks about our trip to Edinburgh so be sure to check them out below!



We kind of went to Edinburgh on a whim, so we didn’t have any ‘proper’ time to actually plan out our visit and decide what we wanted to do on each day. That being said, we did manage to do a fair few things. The lovely people over at my Instagramย recommended a few places and things to do which was uuuuber helpful!

Places we visited and loved:

-Camera Obscura (worth the ยฃ15 each, definitely!)
-Calton Hill (the view is amazing!)
-Mamma Roma (italian)
-Hadrain’s (this place is expensive, but it was a nice treat just to eat in a mega fancy restaurant where they actually put the napkin on your lap for you!)
-Princes Street (this is where all the shops are!)

We stayed at Cairns hotel which was the most perfect location, about a 5 minute walk from the bustling city centre, but not noisy or loud at all and was off a lovely side street. Sidenote: it had free wifi which ACTUALLY WORKED! That’s a thumbs up in my book, fo’ sure.


Get the weather app! Pronto. (Spoiler, but theres like a 50% chance of rain). I ended up bringing about 4 different coats with me, because we packed in a hurry. Also, with expensive restaurants like Hadrian’s mentioned above, it is worth booking in a reservation as it is quite popular. We ended up driving there which was around 4 hours, but it was so much cheaper than getting the train!


Like I said earlier, make sure you bring the right attire. Edinburgh is very hilly if you want to get the best views, so trainers are DEFINITELY advised! It doesn’t take long to get your bearings around the place, so we didn’t really need to use any maps. I also panicked before we got there thinking we needed Scottish money.. alas, we didn’t. LOL. With it being a very rainy place, make sure you plan a few things to do that are indoor. We ended up watching Wonder Women at the local cinema (side note: loved it), because it was torrential rain that day!

Have you guys ever been to Edinburgh? If not, is it on your list of places to go?


  • These photos are gorgeous! I went to Edinburgh a couple of years ago and LOVED it, such a beautiful place and you’re right there are so many good views! Glad you had a good time gal, shame about the downpour but it’s difficult to avoid isn’t it – and at least you got to see a good film ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      It seems its like great views wherever you look! xxx

  • I reaaaaally want to visit Edinburgh! Looks SO pretty and your pictures are fab. Saving this post for when I book a trip!!

    Fatima x

    • NatalieLeanne

      oh thanks so much! hope you love it when you go xx

  • I would love to visit Edinburgh one day; it is so beautiful & green. I love your photos. Calton Hill sounds amazing! :]


    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much for reading! xx

  • I wish I could visit Edinburgh, it seems like such a beautiful place! I love your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

    yuki, solivagantic

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks SO much! xx

  • These pics are SO PRETTY! I’m probably going there for my studies, so excited!!

    Keep up with the good work,

    xx, Kris

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh I hope you have an amazingggg time!

  • I live in a city right next to Edinburgh so visit it few times a year when I want a bit of change. It is a gorgeous city and definitely lots to see. I’ve visited the castle a couple of times, which is quite fun and I love wondering in the old town!


    • NatalieLeanne

      I really loved my first visit! xx

  • Julia Day

    This is very handy as my boyfriend and I were thinking about taking a little trip up to Edinburgh next week! I’m excited for Camera Obscura. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Julia x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Hope you have a great time, its so fun! xx

  • Pratz

    I have wanted to visit Edinburgh ever since I learned more about the city from Zoella’s vlogs. I already have a plan that when I visit the UK, ill go to London and Brighton and Edinburgh XD
    Your post is really nice and handy ๐Ÿ™‚
    I followed your blog and also followed you on insta ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a nice day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NatalieLeanne

      thanks sooo much girl! <3

  • Steph

    I’ve never been to Edinburgh but I’ve definitely heard lots about it.
    I’d love to go one day!

    Also, lovely photographs to accompany what looks like a lovely trip, Natalie!


    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks for reading! x

  • Wow beautiful captures, it looks such a magical place! Your blog is so pretty, I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    elizabeth โ™ก โ€Ice Creamโ€ whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

  • I love Edinburgh SO much! Great photos.
    Abi xx

  • I’m so desperate to go to Edinburghand these photos are just making me want to go even more- such a pretty place and also such great photos! I don’t know if I’d like a waiter to put a napkin on my lap but I would feel super first class. x