The moment I heard the name being taken by my brother this time over our trip to Scotland I immediately thought of some sumptuous italian inspired food or themed resort. Jokes apart, Portebello is a coast along Leith, part of Edinburgh, just 30 minutes ride from Easter Road location from where my brother and SIL stay( for the ease of the readers who will get various follow ups from me they are Neil and Amy).
Any one who loves coastal scenary, wants to catch some beach shots( even a novice like me managed some good angles) has to catch the dusk light at the Portobello beach, a MUST for Edinburgh visitors. You can take a day pass on any of the Edinburgh Public bus, which runs till late night and they have excellant service.
The entire promenade is interspersed with Fish and Chips shops for all the foodies, and some local Pubs where the local lager is again a must have. I stuck to my favorite Corona though!
Going in to the history of Portobello as it always makes a place a little more interesting, during 18th century it was the most popular haunt for smugglers and seamen. But by 1795, the Portobello beach started becoming a major tourist attraction because of the “bathing machines”.
As of now, Portobello, is a little haven for busy city dwellers to come and relax, take a walk on the promenade, catch the crisp air, grab a pint and get back to the humdrum of the city life, just as we did. Only difference being we headed back to plan our next day in and around Edinburgh.
Till my next post…
I bid Adieu.