Chapel Cross Guesthouse – stay outside of Edinburgh

Planning a family trip in Scotland for an Easter weekend break turned out to be more challenging than usual. All the hotels were either too expensive, sold out or didn’t have onsite parking. Trying to find a quality airbnb was just as hopeless. Determined to find a good deal, I’ve finally came across Chapel Cross Guesthouse, located just outside of Edinburgh. In the small village where a popular movie was filmed! The hotel was everything I was looking for!

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15 Awesome Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh draws visitors from around the world, as the capital of Scotland. But there’s another main reason for its popularity. Edinburgh is where all the magic began. That’s right, the famous Harry Potter series was born here. It’s not hard to see why it inspired J.K. Rowling and let her imagination fly. Since Edinburgh is so stunning – it’s sparks with magic! Whether you’re a Potterhead or a muggle, this list of things to do in Edinburgh will make your visit fairy-like!

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University of Glasgow – A Real-life Hogwarts

The medieval architecture, scenic landscapes and winding cobblestone alleys. Scotland is sparkling with magic. This is the place that Inspired J.K. Rowling to write Harry Potter series. Some of the movie scenes have been filmed in Scotland. The famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glencoe, and the Cemetery are to name few! However, nothing will make you feel closer to a real witch or wizard, than the University of Glasgow. Whether you’ve received your Hogwarts letter or not, the University of Glasgow should be on your list of places to visit.

University of Glasgow - The Cloisters

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Rio Celeste – Costa Rica’s Best Kept Secret

Hidden inside the rainforest is one of the Costa Rica’s best kept secret. Rio Celeste translates to Light Blue River in Spanish – the name given because of its intense blue colour. This ‘fairy tale’ place is located in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Rio Celeste Waterfall is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world! As you hike through the park you get to the point where all the magic happens and two clear-water streams create Rio Celeste. This enchanting river will hypnotise you and leave you speechless. Visiting Rio Celeste gives a new meaning to ‘Pura Vida’.

Rio Celeste - Light Blue River

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