When planning our trip through the U.K, our friends raved about Edinburgh; so naturally we added it to our itinerary. We were immediately impressed by the vibe of the city - stone buildings lined every inch of the skyline and instead of building outward, the city had built up on top of itself. We'd never seen a city like it and couldn't wait to go exploring.
Top of Calton Hill
The Royal Mile
Our only complaint was a tiny one - the menu they advertise all over the hostel isn't actually served (imagine our disappointment after looking forward to french toast for days). I would definitely recommend staying here or its sister hostel down the street - Budget Backpacker.
After just a few days exploring this city, we could understand why our friends raved about it so much. The city was beautiful and impressive, the history interesting and the hills a great workout. If you're visiting the U.K., make some room in your itinerary to visit this jewel of a city.