Edinburgh in the Autumn

We spent a lovely couple of days in Edinburgh, a city whose beauty was enhanced by the autumn colours and the cold, bright weather. We pushed the boat out and stayed in a 4 star hotel in Grassmarket with superb views of the castle.

We love the bohemian vibe of Grassmarket and it was also a great practical choice, giving us good access to everything we wanted - independent shops and restaurants, the art galleries, the 
Royal Mile and plenty of book shops.

Our 5th floor hotel room had great views of the castle

The Scott Monument set against the autumn colours of Princes Street Gardens

The view north towards Leith and the coast

We explored St Giles' Cathedral, the Gothic masterpiece at one end of the Royal Mile. We had never been inside it before and were astonished at the interior and especially the detailed carvings.