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A sneaky weekend away in Edinburgh

I might be biased but Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities in the world and even though it is only two hours down the road, I definitely don't visit it nearly enough. I'm headed down there for a wedding next weekend which reminded me of this trip I took last September and never got round to sharing. 

 Mimi's Bakehouse, Leith

Mimi's Bakehouse, Leith

 Cannonball Restaurant, Royal mile.

Cannonball Restaurant, Royal mile.

Breakfast at Mimi's Bakehouse in Leith is a must. This nutella porridge and home made scone kept me going until dinner but it took all my resolve to resist their caramelised banana french toast with vanilla creme fraiche. 

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle in a riot of Autumn colours. 

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Edinburgh Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

This is a popular photographer viewpoint of the castle and can be found at The Vennel. At the bottom of these stairs is one of the finest ice cream shops in the country. 

Piper, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Scotland
 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh

Cockburn Street, Edinburgh

The inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. There's a great wee Harry Potter shop on this road that sells lots of quirky HP memorabilia.

 Circus Lane, Edinburgh

Circus Lane, Edinburgh

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Parliament Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Calton Hill is worth a wee trip. A ten minute uphill trek gets you some of the finest views in the city although my favourite views of the city are definitely from Arthur's seat (not seen here).

Edinburgh Sunset, Scotland