Edinburgh in May

My girl and I love going on adventures, with her birthday approaching we wanted to plan a long weekend away somewhere new. We quickly settled on Edinburgh and began hunting through Airbnb for the perfect place to stay.

We found a spacious bohemian looking apartment minutes from Princes Street — we booked it immediately.

Spadge is much better with words than I am and sums up the apartment far better than I could. You should head to her blog and read her post.

Let us know what we missed on our visit, and what we should check out next time. Enjoy! x

Edinburgh in May - 01-Apartment-01-RL4B6404 Photographed by Rick Nunn
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These windows though… 

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Bacon is essential to happiness. Apartment owner, Stephen, stocked the fridge with bacon ready for our arrival. 

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I could have happily spent a week just in this apartment taking photos… 

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Edinburgh Zoo

Visiting this zoo has been on our list for a long time — It did not disappoint.

We saw some weird and wonderful animals, including this Rabbit Deer (Chinese Goral), some awesome Penguins, a couple of Sun Bears, a Bear-Cat (Binturong) and the UK's only Giant Pandas!

Oh and Dinosaurs… 

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The City

Edinburgh is stunning. With the gardens running through it's centre, the wide streets and multiple levels it's very easy to forget you're in such a large city. And even from the city centre you don't have to walk far to find views of the Scottish countryside.

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Spadge took her latest addition to her 35mm camera collection with her — she tells me she doesn't have a problem but I'm not so sure…

Read all about how she got on with the Exa Ihagee Dresden on her blog.

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Camera Obscura

If you go to Edinburgh do not miss this place. It's up by the castle and so much fun. It's basically 5 floors of mind fuck — but when you get to the top you're rewarded with panoramic views of… well basically the whole of Scotland. 

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Coffee

What adventure would be complete without good coffee… we made our way to two excellent coffee shops, Artisan Roast & Stag Espresso's pop up. Both recommended.

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Thanks for an amazing windy weekend, Edinburgh. We will be back to explore you more soon. Xox

Comments

  • Great shots. It’s a pretty stunning place isn’t it!

  • photos are so good mister. deffo the panda maxing & relaxing is my fav haha

  • Nice work Rick. What camera did you take? :)

  • you and your girl are getting some top images out there today!

  • Cam Mead

    Fantastic set man, so glad I found your blog after following you on flickr for a while now, i love seeing the whole story and the pictures are stunning. Cam