In the 2 and half years me and my boyfriend have been away together, we’ve never been on a holiday or stayed overnight somewhere. Our first city we wanted to take a trip to for a mini-break had to be Edinburgh for the zoo. We’ve been to London zoo and Chester zoo so the next rightful zoo had to be Edinburgh- for the Pandas and Koala bears.
We went on Tuesday 7th August from Birmingham New Street and train prices are extreme, I think it was over £100- we booked through a website called train-splitter which saved us £20.
In terms of our hotel, we stayed in Hub by Premier inn on rose street and it was such a cute little hotel. The room design is smaller than usual hotel rooms but when you’re only staying a night its convenient. On the bed there were panels to control the lights and room temperatures and do not disturb buttons as well as having free water on arrival and free new release movies on the TV. I was really impressed with how modern the hotel was and they also have these ‘hub’ hotels in London.
The main attraction that we visited was the zoo, a £4 bus trip from Princes street. We did want to go to the castle but by the time we’d arrived on the Tuesday we were so tired and on the Wednesday we pretty much spent all day at the zoo. The zoo was about £20 each to enter and was a lot of uphill walking with enclosures quite spread out. We were so sad because the panda indoor viewing area was closed and they didn’t venture outside! But we got to see the koala’s which was amazing and the penguin parade where they walk around outside of their cage! Unlike other zoos, the animals cages were really big and it surprisingly wasn’t too busy which was nice.
The trip was really lovely but I do regret not taking many photos! We were going to go to the castle as well but it was just too tiring! Have you ever been to Edinburgh?
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