• Edinburgh with Premier Inn*

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Premier Inn Leith Waterfront
    Last weekend I headed to Edinburgh (for the second time this month) for a Fringe inspired trip.

    We arrived just before midday on Friday, allowing us plenty of shopping time and had a good wander around, finding Armchair Books (which is possibly the best bookshop if you don’t mind buying something that’s been well used) I’m at the stage now where I feel like I know my way around Edinburgh as well as I know my way around Newcastle. That can only be a good thing though.

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Street

      Hello Freckles Edinburgh Grassmarket Bakery
     Hello Freckles Edinburgh Armchair Books West Port
     Hello Freckles Edinburgh Castle Princes Street Gardens
    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Castle Old Town

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Leith Harbour Night

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Leith Harbour

    We stayed in Premier Inn, in Leith which is about 25 minutes outside the city centre by bus. Trying to get anywhere central during the Fringe is 1- expensive and 2- probably very unlikely as people book up well in advance. We didn’t really take much time to wander around Leith, but the harbour did look nice during the sunset.

    On Saturday morning we headed to breakfast and obviously I filled up my plate. I did try the new Purple Sauce, but I think I’ll still stick with ketchup. Do give it a go if you’re staying at Premier Inn though and let me know your thoughts – it’s an interesting mix of ingredients.

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Premier Inn Leith Waterfront

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Premier Inn Breakfast

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Premier Inn Breakfast

    After we’d refuelled it was on to an improv workshop. The part of the trip I wasn’t sure I was looking forward to. I’m not funny, or quick witted or remotely clever to attempt comedy but within 5 minutes we were all reassured that wasn’t expected of us. Jen and Ginny guided us through various activities and y’know, I did laugh quite a few times during the session. 

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Wall Art

    Hello Freckles Edinburgh Outfit White Jeans and Striped Shirt

    Improv successful, we took yet more photos in public, spotted some lovely houses/flats and had a little more time for shopping before heading back on the train.

    Edinburgh is currently bustling with people and the Fringe so if you do get a chance to go at some point, it’ll be well worth it. I’ve had a look at the listings and there’s a couple of things I’m hoping to catch whilst I’m around for the next few days.

    Have you been to Edinburgh, what’s your favourite part of the city?

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    We were kindly invited to Premier Inn for a nights’ stay and the improv workshop.

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  • Reply Amy Gatenby August 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Hope you enjoyed the fringe as much as I did, Edinburgh is such a beautiful city!

    Amy x


    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 11:59 am

      I did – but not during this trip, it was the week later when I finally experienced my first Edinburgh Fringe!

  • Reply Jade Poppy August 25, 2015 at 10:01 am

    This is great! Thank you. Myself and my boyfriend have wanted to go to Edinburgh for a while and will keep this place in mind xo


    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      If you want any suggestions of places to go/where to stay just gimme a shout x

  • Reply Jessica Edmunds August 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I love premier inn and have always wanted to visit edinburgh so glad you had a good time, adore your outfit too xx

    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks Jessica! There'll be a little style post up soon x

  • Reply Jemma August 25, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Looks like a good trip! That breakfast looks amazing

    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Premier Inn do a seriously good breakfast, I just wish they offered pancakes too!

  • Reply The Nerdy Me August 25, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Love to visit Edinburgh one day 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      It's a great city, you really should go!

  • Reply VioletDaffodils August 31, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Gorgeous photographs Tash! 🙂
    Hope you had a lovely time 🙂


    • Reply tasha September 2, 2015 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Kate! Yes, very quick visit but great to be back in Scotland again.

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