Edinburgh, Scotland

This was my first trip without my family this year; a getaway with the girls for a little party and some R&R.  No husbands to nag and an uninterrupted meal without the kids!

An early morning flight from London Stansted, and a late return flight from Edinburgh, meant we had three full days, which were mainly spent shopping, relaxing, eating and drinking.

Tip: From Edinburgh Airport, a tram to the town centre, cost £8.50 per person return.

We stayed in an apartment in Princes Street Suites, which was conveniently located on Waterloo Place.  After checking in, we went shopping on Princes Street, and then came back to the apartment to relax, eat and drink. The first night we dined at Chaophraya Thai Restaurant, which has an amazing view of Edinburgh Castle.

After a late start to day two, we went for a lovely and much needed brunch at The Urban Angels.  Next stop was the Edinburgh Christmas Market. For dinner, we booked a table at Whiski Rooms.  the food was really good, I would highly recommend this restaurant to whisky drinkers, and non-whisky drinkers alike.

We spent our last day was spent at the The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Spa, where I indulged myself to a three treatment combination package, before heading home refreshed.