Okay, who's bright idea was it to wear heeled boots? I've battled miles of cobbled roads, woods, icy conditions and everything else under the sun (or lack thereof) in heels, however the steady stretch of the Royal Mile proved to be a challenge! Though having said that, it does kind of cover the whole 'working out while travelling' dilemma. Anyway, just before flying into Edinburgh, I did a quick sweep of some online reviews and stumbled across the suggestion of visiting Mimi's Bakehouse. The bakery has three stores located in Leith, Corstorphine and Old Town. Visiting the latter was probably the best thing I've done in my entire life. Seriously. What's on the menu? Mars Bar krispie cakes, enormous brownies smothered in melted Snickers and cupcakes resembling heaven in baking paper casings. Mmm...
Mimi's Little Bakehouse - Old Town
After indulging in a slice of Mars Bar Krispie Cake the size of my face, I realised we were just moments away from Holyrood Palace (The Palace of Holyrood House), the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. It had been right at the top of my travel hitlist for visiting Edinburgh and so realising it was just a stone's throw away was a lovely surprise!
We ended our final night in Edinburgh with a delicious dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe - the fourth restaurant from the chain to tick off my list! Keeping in mind I'm a list-making-fanatic, this is probably my favourite one to keep. I've been ticking off the cities ever since creating the burger-focussed goal of visiting as many Hard Rock Cafe chain destinations as possible a while ago in Barcelona. Though yes, there have been times I've groaned dramatically on the flight home as I learn I was really near one of their locations without realising. Reason enough to return to a city? Yes. Though it's not just the delicious - and refreshingly predictable when in a new place - food that has me jotting down their addresses, but also the ambience. As always, it was loud and bursting with energy!
Psst! For all the Under 25s visiting Edinburgh - bring ID with you, or else you have to stand far away from the bar. It will also help solve the discussion at front of house as to whether you're even over 18. Yeah, not my finest moment...
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh
20 George Street
|View of Edinburgh Castle from the hotel room (fifth floor)|