Discover the Magic of Christmas in Edinburgh

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Are you looking for a quick, unique, and unforgettable Christmas experience? Look no further than Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. This charming city offers a host of festive delights making for the perfect destination to ignite your Christmas wanderlust. Traveling to Europe during the winter is especially rewarding because there are very few tourists meaning crowds are non-existent and the pace has slowed. 

Consider immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Edinburgh during The holiday season as you explore the city's iconic Christmas market, magnificent castle, and must-visit attractions like the The Writers’ Museum, the Johnny Walker Experience and Tour, and the Harry Potter store. Indulge in delectable fish and chips and uncover what Edinburgh offers during this magical season.

Start your adventure at the world-famous and bustling Christmas market, where you'll find an array of traditional crafts, local delicacies, and festive treats. Immerse yourself in the joyful atmosphere as you browse through the stalls, indulge your taste buds with delicious street food, sip hot chocolate, tea, or festive cocktails. Experience the thrill of riding the Ferris wheel with sweeping city views and delight in the twinkling lights. 

A visit to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without exploring its iconic Edinburgh Castle. Discover centuries of history, marvel at the castle's impressive architecture, wander through its ancient halls, and soak in its stunning panoramic views. Of course, Scotland is known for its castles and there are about 15 in Edinburgh alone which one can visit. Edinburgh Castle was built on top of an extinct volcano earning it the title, “strongest castle in the world.” The castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a lone piper – a young boy who is said to have disappeared within its walls. St. Margaret's Chapel is the oldest building within the castle and one of the oldest in Scotland. Would you believe that an elephant once lived in the castle? 

Take a step back in time at The Writers’ Museum, dedicated to Scotland's literary heritage where you’ll learn about the works of renowned authors like Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, and Robert Stevenson. These famous Scottish writers among other novelists, playwrights, historians, essayists, and poets produced brilliant works from their genius minds that writers everywhere admire. I made sure I visited this museum which was highlighted with a trip upstairs to Sir Walter Scott's room. I loved it all, but this experience was my favorite.  

If you are a whisky enthusiast, you will be thrilled to visit the Johnny Walker Museum which offers a fascinating journey through the history and craftsmanship of Scotland's most famous export and renowned whisky. You'll learn a lot while enjoying the process of making your own Johnnie Walker whisky in any way you like it! Though I’m no Scotch whiskey fan, I surely did enjoy this tour.  

Owed to the season, Edinburgh's historic streets and landmarks come alive with the sound of carols and the sights of festive decorations. Stroll along the iconic Royal Mile and explore the shops offering an array of unique gifts and souvenirs to bring home as Christmas gifts. For Harry Potter fans, don't miss out on visiting the Harry Potter storeand be ready to spend.




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