Monday, June 25, 2018

Sew Cute Travels: Edinburgh Recommendations

Today I am sharing some of my favorite places from my recent trip to Edinburgh! These were a mix of places we found on our own plus recommendations from friends and followers. I love creating these guides because I love helping people find great places while traveling. This is just a small list of my favorite places in Edinburgh! I am working on a two day itinerary that follows what we did while in town. While this post is strictly restaruants and shopping recommendations! Hopefully it will help some of you find some great places in Edinburgh for your future trip. 

Mary's Milk Bar | Probably the best ice cream I have ever had HANDS DOWN! I got a prosecco flavor sorbet which was to die for. I can not recommend this place enough. There is usually a long line, but it moves quickly and is very well worth it! If it is cold be mindful that there is very limited seating inside. We grabbed our ice cream and sat on a hill nearby. There is access by stairs and we enjoyed our ice cream on the grass and enjoyed the views of the streets of Edinburgh. It was perfect. Plus, the ice cream was very affordable around 2-3 pounds depending on the size! 

Howies | We ate at Howies for dinner and had an amazing experience. The service was great and our waitress even gave us recommendations on bars to go to after dinner. They were very helpful and even let us split the bill with multiple credit cards, which sometimes people give you trouble about in Europe. I opted for the steak, which is normal for me. But, the other girls I was with got a wide variety of dishes. We loved all of our food choices! To start we got calamari which was also very tasty, and they served bread as well. There are multiple locations in the city so it's a great place to grab a bite no matter where you are! 

John Kay's | There are little touches of Harry Potter throughout the city due to the ties Edinburgh has with J.K. Rowling. If you are a Harry Potter fan you have to stop by this little book/ stationery shop! Lots of fun Harry Potter and Edinburgh goodies inside. I got some fun postcards to remember the trip. I always pick up postcards from all of my travels to eventually frame or keep in a keepsake box.  

Badger & Co | We enjoyed such a great breakfast at Badger & Co! Such yummy food that reminded us of home. I'm talking pancakes and bacon here people. British breakfast is pretty different then traditional American breakfast so it was nice to get a tasty meal to fill us up for the day. Plus it is adorable inside!!! So dreamy and cute. 

Greyfriars Bobby | If you are looking for a good traditional pub setting I loved Greyfriars Bobby. Nestled right next to a historic church this pub style restaurant served up great traditional English food as well as basic favorites like burgers. There is truly something for everyone on this menu. I opted for a traditional meat pie, which was so good! They specialize in pies so if you are looking for a good pie this is the place. I didn't drink, but they had an extensive beer and cider list as well. Not to mention there is an adorable little story connected with a dog to this pub. Be sure to read the sign on the outside to get a fun little story about the place!

Hannah Zakar | This jewelry store was everything! Such gorgeous pieces with fun quirky touches. She had a ton of fun pieces and little nick nacks as well. 

Cambridge Satchel Company | One of my favorite shops in London has a location in Edinburgh. The story is cute and quaint but has all of your favorite Cambridge Satchel bags. The staff was super friendly, plus they were having a sale so it was a win for me! 

Copper Blossom | Holy gorgeous! If you share a similar aesthetic to me (aka pink and pretty everythang) you have to check out Copper Blossom for cocktails! A co-worker suggested we checked it out as she knew we would love the decor and atmosphere, and she was dead on. This place is so beautiful and has equally gorgeous and yummy cocktails. So many fun fruity options, but there is a craft cocktail for every taste. If you are in Edinburgh with your girls this is a must see! 

What are your Edinburgh recommendations? Share them in the comments to help a fellow traveler out! 

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