Christmas trip to Edinburgh!

Hi everyone,

This weekend my boyfriend and I went on a little get away to Edinburgh. It was really nice to spend some time together and look around the city which is just so pretty. It also really got me in the festive spirit as there were some Christmas markets and everywhere was lit up with sparkly lights ready for the big day. Although this is a little different for me, I thought I would share some photos with you from our mini break and some things that we did and saw :)

The Street of Lights

The Street of Lights is set up on the Royal Mile and was created by Virgin Money. It consists of 60,000 lights which all dance in sync to a choir which sings at intervals throughout the evening. I’ve never seen anything like it before, it was so pretty and really put me in the Christmas mood!

Edinburgh Castle

We didn’t actually go round the castle as it was sooo windy and rainy that day but it was still nice to go up and see it briefly. I would like to go back one day and have a good look round, although it is a little pricey as it would have been £33 to get tickets for my boyfriend and me.

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

I love a good Christmas market and the one in Edinburgh certainly didn’t disappoint. The food there was so yummy and there was a big wheel that we went on to get a view over Edinburgh at night. There was also a Christmas tree maze which was probably meant more for the children but that didn’t stop us enjoying it :)

Shopping on Princes Street

You can’t go to Edinburgh without doing a spot on shopping on Princes Street. My favourite was Jenners where they had a humongous Christmas tree and loads of fairy lights making it feel a bit like Santa’s Grotto.

I think we crammed a fair amount into the three days that we were there and I feel like I have never done so much walking! It was a really lovely trip though and I would definitely recommend visiting Edinburgh if you haven’t been before!

Have you ever been to Edinburgh? Is it somewhere you would like to visit?

Thanks for reading,

Hannah xx


  1. The Street of Lights is breathtaking, I wish I could go and see it. I haven't been to Edinburgh before but I definitely want to visit now :)

    Velvet Blush

  2. The Street of Lights is nothing like I have ever seen before, what an amazing thing to see and I agree with VelverBlush, it makes me want to visit Edinburgh!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. @VelvetBlush It's such a lovely place, I would definitely recommend a trip there :) The Street of Lights was so pretty and really got you in the festive spirit! Hope you've had a lovely Christmas :) x

  4. @Shireen L. Platt The Street of Lights was one of my favourite things that we saw in Edinburgh. I would definitely go back if I ever get the opportunity :) Hope you have had a lovely Christmas! x