I woke up and realized that I and my partner had a day to spare together, it’s been a long time since we went anywhere together as a couple but a day trip sounded like the perfect place to start. Today’s post is A Day Out Review: National Museum of Scotland, vintage Shops and Food, Edinburgh. So as you may see it entails some fun and info about our little day out to Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.
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We decided to give the car and break and give the train a go, it was nice because we both got to enjoy the scenery on the way. The only problem we has was we didn’t bring our phone charger, silly us haha! The train ride was lovely but once I got to Edinburgh, I forgot how busy it is (silly me it’s the capital and tourism hotspot) anxiety sucks, boo!
As soon as I started walking my tummy grumbled and I knew it was time for food! A work colleague suggested a pizza place called Civerinos, so we turned on Google maps and searched for it.
It took us about 20 minutes to reach Civerinos from Edinburgh Waverley station. I love the decor here, it’s bright, LGBTQ+ friendly with lots of seating. The menu was simple and I love you can order pizza by the slice. We ordered 2 Margherita pizza slices with Parmesan & Truffle fries and two soft drinks.
When we got out pizza slices we were shocked because they were enormous, but you won’t catch me complaining, haha! The food here was delicious, I can’t wait to come back, full review coming up soon guys!
Exploring the National Museum of Scotland
I just love history so I just had to visit this museum! This was so much bigger than I anticipated but wow, it was amazing with transport, dinosaur, and one of my personal favorites ancient Egypt.
The museum is over four floors with so much information in it you could end up in here all day and still find something new. I love the layout of the artifacts, they have so various interactive things too for kids and adults alike.
I loved it but my fears of heights affected me here because some exhibits were on balconies with narrow walkways that made me anxious, trust me when I say, I didn’t stay on They long, ugh, I pretty much ran down the stairs haha!
Time for Ice Cream
After a few hours in the museum, we decided it was time to get some ice cream, I can’t stop devouring it lately, I just love it. Our original plan was to go to Marys Milkbar but the queue was far too long so we decided to go to the award-winning Alandas which we have never been to before. The shop itself is beautiful with some delicious choices of ice cream.
I got a Madagascan Vanilla cone with a flake while my partner got a tub of lemon meringue ice cream with a flake. I’m being honest, we couldn’t see the hype, it was ok but not the best we have had, unfortunately.
Charity shops and vintage treasures
Wherever I go, charity shops are top on my list to visit, you never know what you may find. Edinburgh is bursting with shops I love and one of my favorites I went to recently was Armstrong’s Vintage which was founded in 1840! It had the most beautiful dresses from the 1950s, damn I need to save my pennies so I can buy a couple next time I visit.
After that I got tired so we decided to head home, a lot of trains were canceled so it took a little while to get home but all in all we had an epic day. I really want to go back very soon to explore historic Edinburgh!
Have you been to Edinburgh before? If so where do you like to visit and what food places do you like? Tell me in the comments
until next time