Edinburgh- the city of festival

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The Scotts Monument

Finally, with a “slight” delay of couple of months, here’s a summary of my road trip to Scotland!

 

Didn’t plan on it when scheduling the trip, but huge crowds and the moods of festival met us in Edinburgh! Military Tattoo’s been running since 1950, when British Army decided to contribute to Edinburgh’s August events with displays of martial prowess and music! The Edinburgh caste was crowded because of it! We had to queue for over an hour to get our ticket into the castle! Not a huge fan of castles, museums or any other of that sort, but Edinburgh castle was worth queuing!

 

Before heading to the castle, we went into “Edinburgh dungeons”, creepy place very much recommended to visit! Scaring and educating us on a bit of Scottish history, young folks charmed us with their Scottish accent one just can’t be faked! (Love it!!!)

 

Best and perhaps the cheapest way to do sightseeing in the capital is “hop on- hop off” tour busses.

I think it was 10 pound and you can get off anywhere you want, and then get back on again after finished with an attraction.

 

Not gonna bore anyone (including my self) with historic details about the Edinburgh Castle, but one fact was really cool to find out: it’s built on the basalt core of an extinct volcano!!! How awesome is that!

 

Another thing you just won’t miss is gothic Scott Monument on Princes Street! It’s built for Sir Walter Scott, a very important figure in Scottish literature.

 

The main streets were also completely full: August art festival took its place that week.

 

But enough of the city! Scottish highlands are the place where any traveller can be mesmerized!

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The Scotts Monument
The Scotts Monument
The Dungeons!!!!!
The Dungeons!!!!!
Funny cabs!
Funny cabs!
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
the view of the town from the cast…
the view of the town from the cas…
The prison
The prison
These guys were showing how to put…
These guys were showing how to pu…
Massive crowds
Massive crowds
Funny hats!
Funny hats!
In the Loch Ness 3D centre
In the Loch Ness 3D centre
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