About Paul P
Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Since Nov 2009
35-49 year old male
I am a passionate traveler. I love exploring all parts of the world and enjoy walking round cities, trekking through mountains and have been to some weird and wonderful corners of the globe!
Museums, Cinemas, Shopping centres
Geologic Formations, Mountains
Located in the heart of the city and built on a high volcanic rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides you not only with spectacular views of Edinburgh and beyond, but also with a deep sense of history. Plus, it's the home of the Scottish Crown jewels.
Just a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish National Gallery hosts examples of Edinburgh's past and present in the form of paintings, sculptures and photographs.
At Cafe Royal Circle Bar, you can enjoy tasty seafood, steaks, wines and local beers in a beautifully grand setting. The mussels, cooked in two or three different ways, are a particular favourite of the regulars.
The beautiful Princes Street Gardens are always full of colourful flowers and plants. Situated directly under the castle, they provide a different yet beautiful perspective of this historic city landmark.
The Royal Yacht Britannia offers a unique chance to visit the Royal Family's spectacular floating palace! This yacht was used extensively by the royal family, and Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, took it out for their honeymoon. There are lots of rooms and decks to discover, and many surprising facts to learn about this ship and its decadent history.
For a huge choice of shopping under one roof – in a beautiful, spacious building with spectacular sea views – you can't beat Ocean Terminal! There are a number of well-known chain stores here, plus more local stores selling traditional Scottish produce and handicrafts.
Nobles is situated in an area of Edinburgh called 'The Shore', which is truly one of the most picturesque and beautiful areas of the city – and the pub itself is a true hidden gem. Not only is the building beautiful inside, with interesting artwork and stained glass, but it also has super-friendly staff, the most fantastic food and an excellent selection of drinks and real ales. You couldn't really ask for more!
Water of Leith Walkway is a fantastic network of walking and cycling paths that connect you to all different parts of the city. It's well worth exploring on foot or by bike.
Where better to have a well-deserved coffee and cake after a long walk along the water of Leith? Mimi's has previously won the coveted 'Scottish Baker of the Year' award, and you only have to try any one of the cakes or superb scones here to see why.
Featuring beautiful hills and volcanic geology that can be approached from all directions, the journey to Arthur's Seat also rewards visitors with truly spectacular views of Edinburgh. Trails vary in difficulty – from gentle strolls to climbs for the more adventurous. After only 10-15 minutes of hiking you'll be blessed with stunning views, though to explore the area fully and get immersed in the history and beauty of the place, you can quite easily spend half a day here!
Serving since 1360, the Sheep Heid Inn is Scotland's oldest pub, and its patrons have included the likes of Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie – to name but a few! The pub has a nice beer garden, plus Scotland's oldest surviving bowling alley, in case you fancy a game with your pint of local ale.
The perfect place to spend an afternoon (or a whole rainy day), the National Museum of Scotland features artifacts from Scottish history, plus interesting exhibits on history around the world.