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Things about Edinburgh.
The city sits between two massive volcanic outcrops, one being King Arthur's seat and the other upon which sits Edinburgh castle. As with most places these days there's a not insignificant charge for actually going into the castle. Hence we didn't. We did look at it from the outside though. There's a sizeable car park out the front of it which offers an excellent view over the rooftops of Edinburgh and beyond. Oh - and they fire a cannon from the castle ramparts every day at one o'clock for some reason.
The Whisky Museum
Just down from the castle gates there is a Museum of Tartan and a Museum of Whisky on opposite sides of the road. We opted for the Whisky option but in a non-toursity way we just looked round the shop where they sell what I assume to be every different type of Scotch in existence. The most expensive bottle came in at £6,000 - which was somewhat of a bargain as it came in it's own wooden box!
They're all very straight. Coming from a city where the road system is sometimes like an explosion in a spaghetti factory where they wind around the hills, this did seem very odd. Everything was straight lines everywhere.
What Edinburgh does have in common with Sheffield however is the fact that it's built on hills. Lots of them. Steep ones. Now this did make me feel at home!