Whenever the sun comes out in Edinburgh, there are plenty of nice outdoor spaces in which to enjoy the decent weather. You can try climbing up Arthurs Seat, wandering around the Botanic Gardens, or do as Mr Bug and I did a few days ago and stroll along the Water of Leith, Edinburgh’s very own river.
Tonight Mr Bug and I went to see the spectacular Botanic Lights event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and I am so excited to show you our beautiful pictures! It was a great opportunity to put the ol’ camera through its paces although I must admit Mr Bug did most of the work – I just told him where to shoot! 😉
Hamilton’s, like many establishments in Stockbridge, has passed me by until fairly recently. In the seven years or so that I’ve lived in Edinburgh, I’ve kind of stuck around the south side of the city, but since I’ve started this site and following the rave reviews, I find myself going north of Princes Street and heading to Stockbridge more and more often.
After hearing a couple of good words about Hamilton’s, I thought I’d better give it a go. So, one lazy weekend afternoon, Mr. B and I decided to treat ourselves to a spot of brunch.
Scotland has lots of fantastic food, gift and craft producers, and if you are in Edinburgh you don’t have to go out of your way to find them. Every Sunday, the best of Scottish comes to the city in the form of the famous Stockbridge Market.
Psst! I visited the Royal Botanic Garden in spring, when these pictures were taken. The gardens will be a fair bit different when you visit, depending on which time you go. Rest assured though, the gardens are gorgeous all year around! – The Edinbug
The Royal Botanic Garden, or “The Botanic Gardens”, or just “The Botanics”, are situated in Inverleith Park, to the north side of Stockbridge and around 20 minute walk from the city centre. You can enter either by the West Gate on Arboretum Place, or the East Gate on Inverleith Row. The Botanics are open from 10am, and shut at 6pm during the summer months, 4pm November to January and 5pm during the months of February and October.