My 5 favourite natural places in Edinburgh

My 5 favourite natural places in Edinburgh

Bluebell forest, 12 miles walkway along the river, babbling brooks, whimsical trees and… Scottish coos!

Most of you probably associate Edinburgh with some historical landmarks, old buildings, cobbled streets and characteristic gray sandstone architecture. Meanwhile, there are quite a lot beautiful natural locations here, which are not well known among tourists and definietely worth to see. I’d like to introduce you my 5 favourite ones. They’re all located within Edinburgh, not further than 30 minutes by a bus from the city centre.

Violet dream in Circus Lane

A flowy linen dress and the most enchanting street in Edinburgh? The perfect combination!

Just imagine: a cobbled little street, hidden in the middle of the city. Two rows of beautiful houses looking like straight out of a fairytale, always surrounded by greenery and flowers. Colourful walls and doors, white window frames, lovely little benches offering a place to rest. And just around the corner, a tall church tower with an old clock, overlooking it all. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Welcome to Circus Lane!

Vintage vibes at the Vennel

Let’s take a short walk to one of the loveliest viewpoints in Edinburgh!

The Vennel is a short laneway, leading from the Grassmarket towards Heriot Place and Lauriston Place. Very popular among local Instagrammers, it has a spectacular view of the castle. All you need to do is to climb the stairs… and there it is, looking you straight in the eye! I love that place also because of its vintage vibes: surrounded by stone walls, old houses and beautiful tall lanterns, you can really feel like in a different era.

Edinburgh Castle

Cherry blossoms fairytale in Edinburgh

“What a strange thing! To be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.”

Kobayashi Issa, Poems

There are several days every year, when Edinburgh turns into a pink fairytale.

All thanks to Sakura trees, blooming in many places in the city. You can hide in their shadow, waiting for a bus at the main street. You can look for them in some hidden corners of different disctricts or go for an enchanting walk along cherry alleys at the Meadows.

Beltane Fire Festival, Edinburgh

Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh!

“As darkness falls and the fire torches are lit, our drums will thunder and the May Queen will awaken.”

From the description of Beltane Fire Festival 2018

Come with me to the ancient times, to celebrate the festive of light and fire, nature and life!

We’ll go along with the May Queen, to meet all the strangest creatures from myths and legends. We’ll see the Green Man being reborn and then we’ll dance around Beltane bonfire, joyfully celebrating the coming of Summer!