Edinburgh- the city of festival
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Finally, with a â€śslightâ€ť delay of couple of months, hereâ€™s a summary of my road trip to Scotland!
Didnâ€™t plan on it when scheduling the trip, but huge crowds and the moods of festival met us in Edinburgh! Military Tattooâ€™s been running since 1950, when British Army decided to contribute to Edinburghâ€™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 â€śEdinburgh dungeonsâ€ť, 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 canâ€™t be faked! (Love it!!!)
Best and perhaps the cheapest way to do sightseeing in the capital is â€śhop on- hop offâ€ť tour busses.
Not gonna bore anyone (including my self) with historic details about the Edinburgh Castle, but one fact was really cool to find out: itâ€™s built on the basalt core of an extinct volcano!!! How awesome is that!
Another thing you just wonâ€™t miss is gothic Scott Monument on Princes Street! Itâ€™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!