Road trip to Scotland & Ireland: Edinburgh

My Instagram followers probably noticed that in April we visited Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland. I did plan to get posts of our trip up sooner, but then I had hundred other things to do and I didn’t have time to write them sooner. We had just 8 days to visit all these three places and so it was a busy trip with a lot of sightseeing.

We (I, my husband and little mr.R) started out trip on Sunday 5th April with 7 hour drive (with breaks) from Oxfordshire, England to Edinburgh, Scotland. If you have never been to UK then you can see a little video of what we saw on our way here 🙂 It is amazing how the weather changed during our drive to Scotland – it was cloudy, sunny, foggy and at some point it seemed like it’s gonna rain. The landscape on England side is more flat, but as we came closer to Scotland the landscape changed and there was more and more hills, and gorgeous views.

Minu Instagrami jälgijad panid tõenäoliselt tähele, et aprilli alguses külastasime me Šotimaad ning Põhja-Iirimaad ja Iirimaad. Mul oli küll plaan selle reisi postitused varem üles saada, ent kuna palju muid asju tuli vahepeal vahele, siis nii nad edasi lükkusidki. Nende kolme koha külastamiseks oli meil aega 8 päeva ning seega oli tegu üsna kiire reisiga kuhu pidi mahtuma võimalikult palju.

Alustasime oma reisi 5.aprillil ligi 7 tunnise autosõiduga (koos vahepeatustega) Oxfordshire’st, Inglismaalt Edinburghi Šotimaal. Kui te varem Suurbritanniat külastanud ei ole, siis siin üks 5 minutiline video, mille teel Edinburgi filmisin. Hämmastav oli see kuivõrd palju näiteks ilm muutus meie teekonna ajal. Vahepeal oli soe ja päikseline, siis pilves, udune ning vahepeal tundus, et kohe kohe hakkab sadama. Maastik Inglismaa poolel oli üsna tasane, ent mida lähemale meie sihtkohale, seda mägisemaks see muutus ning vaated oli super kaunid. 

Our first stop on our road trip to Scotland and Ireland was of course Edinburgh, which is the capital of Scotland since 15th century. It is the second most populous city in Scotland and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. We spent 2 nights in Edinbrugh. The first day we didn’t do much sightseeing because we arrived after 5pm and once we had checked in our hotel and had a little rest it was pretty late already and so it was just a quick walk in the city centre.

Meie reisi esimene peatuskoht oli Edinburgh, kus veetsime 2 ööd. Edinburgh on Šotimaa pealinn alates 15. sajandist ning tegu on suuruselt teise linnaga Šotimaal ning seitsmendaga Suurbritannias. Saabusime Edinburghi peale kella viit õhtul ning kui olime check-in’i hotelli ära teinud ning veidi puhanud, siis oli juba kell üsna palju ja seega esimesel päeval me väga muuda peale väikese jalutuskäigu kesklinnas enam teha ei jõudnud.

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Edinburgh

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On our second day in Edinburgh we visited Edinburgh Castle (read more about it here). It was beautiful place and I enjoyed the views to the city even though little mr.R was behavior that day was awful and so we weren’t able to visit all the places in the castle. One recommendation from me: If you plan to visit Edinburgh Castle, then book your tickets online! Trust me, if you don’t, then you will spend quite a lot of time in queue to buy tickets whereas with pre booked tickets there isn’t much waiting.

Teisel päeval külastasime Edinburghi kindlust (rohkem infot selle kohta leiad siit). Tegu oli huvitava ajaloolise kohaga, mis pakkus kauneid vaateid linnale. Kuna aga väike mr.R ostsustas tol hommikupoolikul käituda eriti halvasti, siis jäi meil seal kahjuks palju asju nägemata. Kui plaanite kunagi Edinburghi kindlust külastada, siis soovitan endale piletid kindlasti netiteel ära osta, sest tegu on väga populaarse kohaga ning pileti ostmise järjekorrad on pikad pikad pikad – isegi kell 10 hommikul. 

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After Edinburgh Castle we wet to Holyrood Park, which is a 640 acre Royal Park next to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthur’s Seat which is 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city. Of course with stroller and 2.5 year old we couldn’t go that high, but we did some climbing and since the weather was fabulous (sunny and +18C) then it was really lovely place to visit and little mr.R enjoyed it a lot.

Peale kindluse külastamist suundusime Holyrood Parki, mis on 256 hektari suurune kuninglik park Holyrood palee kõrval. Pergi kõrgeim tipp on Arthur’s Seat, mis on 251m üle merepinna ning millelt avanevad suurepärased vaated linnale. Koos jalutuskäru ja 2.5 aastasega me muidugi nii kõrgele minna ei saanud, ent väikese jalutuskäigu seal tegime. Ilm oli sel päeval super (päikseline ja 18 kraadi sooja) ning seega nautisime Holyrood pargi külastust väga. Isegi väike mr.R, kes sealt nagu enam ära tulla ei tahtnudki 😀

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The third day we left Edinburgh and headed to our next stop – Loch Ness lake.

Kolmanda päeva hommikul, aga võtsime suuna järgmise peatuskoha – Loch Nessi järve poole.

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