My Edinburgh Bucket List

January 30, 2017

This time, four years ago, I couldn't wait to get out of Aberdeen. I was ready to spread my wings and move to a new city. Now that the time is coming round again for me to move away from my city, I'm not sure how I feel. Maybe its because I don't have set plans for after summer, but I'm starting to feel sad about leaving this city that I've called home for the last 3 and a half years.

So with the end in sight, whether I like it or not, I'm having to prepare my good byes to this gorgeous city. So I've decided to make a bucket list of everything I want to do in this city before I leave, so that I don't miss anything out. This list will grow and change, and hopefully things will start to get ticked off more and more. Some of these things I've done before, but I want to do again before I leave (so don't think I've managed to avoid everything that's great about Edinburgh while I've lived here.

  1. Climb Arthurs seat to see the sun set. 
  2. Walk across the Forth Road Bridge. 
  3. Climb up the Scott Monument. 
  4. Watch live music at The Jazz Bar. 
  5. Walk the length of Portobello Beach.
  6. Cook a barbecue in the meadows.
  7. Visit the Botanic Gardens.
  8. Visit Holyrood Palace.
  9. Visit Mary King's Close. 
  10. Walk across to Cramond Island.
  11. Watch a show at the Theatre.
  12. Watch a film at the Cameo
  13. Have a deep fried Mars Bar. 
  14. Go to Ghillie Dhu for a ceilidh. 
  15. Watch the penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo. 
  16. Have a meal or drinks at The Dome. 
  17. Visit Dean Village. 
  18. Swim in the Commonwealth pool. 
  19. Visit the independent shops along Victoria Street and Cockburn Street. 
  20. Visit the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill. 

That's my list so far. So many things to do and so little time! 
Leave me any recommendations you have of things I shouldn't miss out on before I leave Edinburgh! 


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  1. Oh, sounds like you've got a lot to do! I hope you'll get to cross everything off your list :-) Edinburgh sounds wonderful, my best friend spent there 4 months last year studying :-)

    ♥ Jasmin N // Little Things With Jassy

  2. Sounds like there is plenty of nice things to do in Edinburgh, thanks for sharing! :)

    Nora /

  3. What a beautiful place you're leaving! Hope you'll like your new home and hope you'll manage to do everything from your bucket list before you go, otherwise you have to come back :))

  4. what a great bucket list, hope you manage to do them all =^.^=

  5. Fab post, good luck with your bucket list!

  6. I was in Edinburgh a few months back and I absolutely loved it. There's such a fantastic vibe in the city.
    Katja xxx

  7. Oh it sound so lovely to have a bucket list of things that you would love to do before you have to go. I had written a bucket list of things that i want to do before i die, but i've realized that those things that i written many years ago were just dreams that would never realized in my life. Maybe i must just write a new one or just live my life day by day that way i won't feel so depressed to look at it.

  8. Ah I want to visit Edinburgh some day, it looks stunning! You have such a lovely little blog here, you should be so proud of all your hard work! x

  9. Go to the Beltane Fire Festival... :)