Scotland- Here I come!

Edinburgh Travel Blog

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Edinburgh Castle
The flight from Warsaw to Edinburgh was uneventful, which was how I wanted it.  I cleared customs and passport control, and now have a nifty stamp in the passport to prove that I've at least been to the Edinburgh airport.  I took a cab to the Inn that I booked for the following few days, and the driver was very friendly.  In his charming Scottish accent, he pointed out things of interest and otherwise conversed.  He could've read out of a dictionary and I still would've been happy.

The Inn was nice, the room okay for me and my heavy suitcase (just lugging it upstairs was a pain).  I had a bed, a TV and a private bath which was all I wanted.  Since it was late, I walked around the area a bit and found a place for dinner- fish and chips, of course.
Scott monument
 

Day 1 in Edinburgh was great!  I had a hot breakfast at the Inn before heading towards the castle.  On the Royal Mile, I went first stopped at the Scottish Whiskey Experience.  It's perfect for whiskey-lovers, and still educational and fun (there's a barrel tour!) for us non-whiskey-lovers.  From there, it was time to storm the castle! 

I spent hours there since there was so much to see and do.  I truly loved being there, just imagining what history was like, and looking at the incredible views over Edinburgh. 

From there, it was back down the Royal Mile.  I stopped at Camera Obscura, a fun place with lots to do.  I also went to St. Giles Cathedral, then it was time for souvenirs.  And silly me- I forgot the exchange rate!  I thought it was $1=2 pounds, not the other way around.  So I spent a lot more than I wanted!  Oh well.  Dinner- Haggis!  Yup, I dared the haggis.  It was quite good too, alongside tatties (mashed potatoes) and neeps (turnips).  Then it was back to the hotel since I needed to sleep.  I had an early day the next day for my bus tour!
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Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Scott monument
Scott monument
Edinburgh Castle- at forewall batt…
Edinburgh Castle- at forewall bat…
Edinburgh Castle- forewall battery
Edinburgh Castle- forewall battery
banners on the Royal Mile
banners on the Royal Mile
battery and Scottish flag
battery and Scottish flag
building in old town
building in old town
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle- military signs
Edinburgh Castle- military signs
Edinburgh Castle- dog cemetery
Edinburgh Castle- dog cemetery
Edinburgh Castle- dog cemetery sign
Edinburgh Castle- dog cemetery sign
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle- forewall battery…
Edinburgh Castle- forewall batter…
Edinburgh Castle- Fore Well
Edinburgh Castle- Fore Well
Edinburgh Castle- Fore Well sign
Edinburgh Castle- Fore Well sign
Edinburgh Castle- gatehouse
Edinburgh Castle- gatehouse
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Great Hall
Edinburgh Castle- Half Moon Battery
Edinburgh Castle- Half Moon Battery
Edinburgh Castle- Honours of Scotl…
Edinburgh Castle- Honours of Scot…
Edinburgh Castle- Hume statue
Edinburgh Castle- Hume statue
Edinburgh Castle- Kings Dining Ro…
Edinburgh Castle- King's Dining R…
Edinburgh Castle- Kings Dining Ro…
Edinburgh Castle- King's Dining R…
Edinburgh Castle- Kings Dining Ro…
Edinburgh Castle- King's Dining R…
Edinburgh Castle- Kings Dining Ro…
Edinburgh Castle- King's Dining R…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marga…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marg…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marga…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marg…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marga…
Edinburgh Castle- inside St. Marg…
Edinburgh Castle- Mons Meg
Edinburgh Castle- Mons Meg
near the castle
near the castle
outside the castle gate
outside the castle gate
outside the castle gate
outside the castle gate
outside Half Moon battery
outside Half Moon battery
outside the war memorial
outside the war memorial
Portcullis Gate
Portcullis Gate
Royal Mile Lawnmarket sign
Royal Mile Lawnmarket sign
Scottish National Bank
Scottish National Bank
Scottish National War Memorial
Scottish National War Memorial
Scott monument
Scott monument
statue in front of castle
statue in front of castle
statue in front of castle
statue in front of castle
statue to Royal Scots Greys
statue to Royal Scots Greys
St. Columbus Church
St. Columbus Church
St. Giles Cathedral
St. Giles Cathedral
St. Giles Cathedral
St. Giles Cathedral
View from Camera Obscura rooftop
View from Camera Obscura rooftop
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
view of Edinburgh from castle
Scottish flag waving at Edinburgh…
Edinburgh
photo by: vances