Guest Post: Five Reasons Why I Love Living in Edinburgh

Cities that have as much rainfall as Edinburgh challenge you to like them. Take today for example. It was sunny this morning but snowed this afternoon  – yes you read that correctly, snow in April.  This really does test your patience.  But here’s the thing, I’m kind of glad in a way that Edinburgh’s weather isn’t that great, because I’m sure if it was, everybody would want to live here, and with that I give you five reasons why I love living in Edinburgh.

  1. Edinburgh Castle – Go for a walk around the centre of town and Edinburgh’s famous castle follows you around. It’s beautiful. Plus during the Edinburgh Festival it becomes a venue in its own right. It really is that cool.
  2. It’s the capital city but it feels like a town – Despite being Scotland’s capital Edinburgh is pretty small – only around half a million people live here. What that does mean is that it’s really easy to get around the city, especially on foot. I can be in a completely different district within a half-hour walk, which makes getting exercise in all the easier.

  3. The food scene – Scotland has a pretty bad reputation on the food front, but in recent years that conception has been seriously challenged. We actually have a great natural larder, which more people are now taking advantage of. Edinburgh also has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London. When you love your food as much as I do, this is a massive plus point.

  4. The Edinburgh Festival – In August each year, Edinburgh transforms into one massive performance space. So many people flock to the city during this time that the population doubles. But with this the city feels alive and is bustling with comedy, dance, art and drama. It’s a truly amazing time.
  5. The architecture – Edinburgh’s buildings are simply stunning. The Georgian architecture greets you at every turn, which makes for a spectacular landscape.

If you haven’t visited Edinburgh before, I hope I’ve at least convinced you that it’s a great place. Thanks to Lauren for having me today, it’s been great fun.

A huge thank you to Chiara for her lovely guest post – it’s made me miss Edinburgh so much – it really is a wonderful city. I absolutely adore the Edinburgh Festival too, it’s always such a wonderful experience even if you’re just walking round the city. If you haven’t seen Chiara’s lovely blog, Wine and Olives, why don’t you head on over and have a look at what she’s been up to. As you can guess from her blog name Chiara is a big foodie – and I’ve always got food envy when I read her blog!

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  • I've only been to Edinburgh with work, I'd love to go back and see it properly one day.

    Lots of love,

    SilverSpoon London

  • It's a real beauty, Angie, you'd love it! So many great hotels and lovely restaurants – very Silver Spoon friendly! xx

  • Thanks for having me Lauren! It was great fun writing this post x

  • My pleasure to have you! Thanks for writing such a lovely post – it made me miss Edinburgh so much! x

  • Edinburgh is one of my favourite British cities, I've been meaning to go back for a while as the art galleries are fantastic

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Definitely do go back! It' one of my favourite places in the world – let me know if you ever want any tips xx

  • It's such a great city! Ahhhh you have to go to the Festival at some point – it's really amazing! xx

  • You know, I never knew that Edinburgh had the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK outside of London – that definitely needs to be kept in mind the next time we visit!

  • I never realised that! Though come to think of it there are some pretty great restaurants there!

  • Edinburgh looks so gorgeous. I'll definitely have to visit one day. X

    Demi-Lee @

  • It's such a beautiful city – definitely go if you can! x

  • I'm hoping to travel all of Europe in the next couple of years, so I'll definitely be stopping by. X