Monday, July 6, 2015

Edinburgh Food Tour

Edinburgh was the capital of Scotland for quite a while. It if full of culture, tradition, and a whole lot of good food. To get the best experience possible, my brother, sister-in-law, and I attended a walking food tour with Eat Walk Edinburgh!

We started off eating an appetizer of Salmon and Horseradish in
Bedlam (Hotel Du Vin & Bistro). It was once part of the infamous Bedlam. It was basically an asylum for those with mental illnesses. Many a crazy quote from the UK went along the lines of "You'll drive me to Bedlam!".

Then, we walked to the Grass Market. Pretty much self-explanatory, but it was where the animals that ate grass were sold and traded.

Next, came the Royal Mile. It is the street that stretches from old Edinburgh Castle to the Queen's Castle, which is where the Queen of England stay when she is in residence.

The Royal Mile is also where we heard the tale Deacon Brodie, who is an infamous thief. He would sell his goods to a customer, and then steal them back at night!

We also walked down an alleyway that included quotes from the Famous Writers of Scotland and then stopped at Makar's Rest for Gin and Venison appetizers. Oh we also had black pudding!

Of course in Scotland, you have to learn how to drink Whisky properly, and we leared at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.

Of course, you have to have Haggis, Nips and Tatties as well. It is actually amazing. Don't judge it because of how it is made. it is delicious!

Then, we attended the French District and had some wine, cheese, at meat at Le Di Vin.

Finally, we ended the day with a view of the Edinburgh Castle at Ghillie Dhu and ate some great desserts!

If you have any questions about Edinburgh, please feel free to ask. Edinburgh is now one of my favorite cities in the world!


  1. 1000000x YES!! I have been obsessed with Edinburgh since I visited there in 2010 and everyone who hasn't been there thinks it's strange to love it. But those who have been there get it! It's seriously one of the best towns in the world! Did you get to climb Arthur's Seat or Tour the castle or Hollyrood House? I love the idea of an eating tour. I will have to do that whenever I make it back!

    1. Yes we climbed Arthur's Seat on the day we arrived right before this food tour. It was actually a gorgeous day with the temperature in the high 70s and sunny! We did both castles on the same day. However, that day was a normal Scotland day of overcast skies and chilly weather. We also did a tour of the Highlands and Loch Ness. I will be post on those in a couple of weeks!


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