Edinburgh

Edinburgh Travel Blog

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Edinburgh Castle seen from Cowgate
We spent our first day in Scotland in Edinburgh, then went on a three-day tour to the Highlands, and then back to Edinburgh for the last 2 days of our holiday.

Edinburgh is quite a busy city, but much more quiet around the centre.  The first thing that I liked about Edinburgh is its people.  We arrived in the early hours of the night and were approached by some people asking us where we wanted to go and showing us the way to our hostel - and finally we managed to arrive!

The next day we spent the day going round the city.  We started by going up to High Street and walking on towards Holyrood Palace.  Being a Sunday it was very quiet in the morning, but as soon as we got out of the Palace there were loads of people everywhere.
Bedlam Theatre
  On our first day we visited the Holyrood Palace.  It was lovely and the audio guide was very informative.  However, since we visited the Queen's Gallery before entering the Palace we were eventually tired of listening to all the information.  It would have been easier if we just visited the Palace, although the Queen's Gallery was simply beautiful.  I also loved the gardens of the Palace - we even saw a squirrel there!

Walking back to High Street we saw a lot of street shows related to the Fringe Festival, as well as Scots in traditional clothes.  They went on until late, and were nice to stop and see on the way.

By the end of the day we had concluded that the Scots are really nice, friendly and hospitable people.


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Edinburgh Castle seen from Cowgate
Edinburgh Castle seen from Cowgate
Bedlam Theatre
Bedlam Theatre
National Museum
National Museum
High Street
High Street
Humes monument in High Street
Hume's monument in High Street
St. Giles, High Street
St. Giles, High Street
John Knox House
John Knox House
Holyrood Palace Courtyard
Holyrood Palace Courtyard
Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Palace Gardens
Holyrood Palace Gardens
In the Holyrood Palace Gardens
In the Holyrood Palace Gardens
The Mound
The Mound
Caledonian band performing in Edin…
Caledonian band performing in Edi…
Indian music being performed in Ed…
Indian music being performed in E…
Edinburgh
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