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A Day in Edinburgh

I and the parents left Newcastle early in the morning to get our day in Edinburgh started. The weather was slightly showing signs of change the past few days so we expected the temperature in Scotland to be even lower. We bundled up as best as we could but when we got to Edinburgh Waverley station we found our coats, scarves, and hats were not enough to combat the cold. 😀 It wasn’t too bad when the sun was out.

I’ve been to Edinburgh before with Tess so this time around we took on a relaxed pace. We decided on doing the city tour bus which, my parents enjoyed very much in London. I highly recommend this means of touring for people who want to have a laidback experience or those who are with senior citizens/disabled people. I find that this way I get to see sights that may be too far for walking. Also, the trivia provided in the audio guide are interesting and and very informative.

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Scott Monument built for Scottish author Sir Walter Scott; not far is a ticket booth for city bus tours

 

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The Scottish Parliament
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Scottish National Gallery

When in Scotland, the Edinburgh Castle must not be missed. It’s one of the most iconic landmarks in the country and as such, is rich with history. The present buildings were built from the 12th to 21st centuries so walking around will definitely bring you back to the olden days.

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Let’s begin! There are free guided tours at particular times for those who want them. 

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This fireplace is huuuuuuge!

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Since the castle is built on the plug of an extinct volcano it is elevated and provides magnificent views of the city.

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The Royal Mile is a succession streets which compose the main thoroughfare of the Old Town. There’s much to see here: shops, restaurants, street performers, and landmarks.

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St. Giles Cathedral

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Towards the end of our day we decided  to walk around near Scott Monument and even caught a band doing a street performance.

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Laying eyes on a place for the second time really gives you a fresh perspective on things. You notice details you may not have noticed before, see things you weren’t able to. The fact that I’ve already visit Edinburgh surely doesn’t diminish its beauty and charm and for sure there are still other things waiting for me to explore . I may even want to go back for a third time if an opportunity presents itself.

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Area near Edinburgh Waverley

 

Goodbye, Edinburgh! ‘Til next time!

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6 thoughts on “A Day in Edinburgh

  1. I live in Scotland! Glad you had a good time here. Edinburgh is undeniably beautiful and definitely the first port of call for tourists I’d imagine. If you are back in Scotland, however, definitely give Glasgow a visit! Also very pretty and there is loads to do there too. I’ll probably write a blog post on Glasgow fairly soon as I live there. Maybe I can sell it to you! Thanks for posting xx

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    1. Hi Jen! Whereabouts in Scotland? I’m already sold on Glasgow! 🙂 Definitely willing to explore Scotland more if given the chance. If I go maybe we can even meet. 😀

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