Walking around Edinburgh, enjoying my first full day by myself - day 7

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Cute church at the end of the Royal Mile
I think by that point in my travels, I actually slept in as late as I possibly could, considering check out times. I had been so sleep deprived the last week and especially on the weekend that it felt nice not to get up as early as I had been. As nice as it felt, it didn't actually work out to my advantage because once I finally work up, all my bedroom mates were gone for the day, so there was no one to talk to when I woke up. Either way, it was kind of nice to do my own thing that day.

I had originally planned to go inside the Edinburgh castle; however, at that point I decided to let it pass. I had seen so many castles and just didn't see the need to see another. I did hear from wanderlustdave that it was great to see, so I kind of regret it.
Celtic cross
Note to sell, if you are somewhat interested in seeing something, it is best to take the time because you never know when and if you will ever have the opportunity to see it again. That being said, I did end up at least talking the walk up the Royal Mile and up to the castle.

After deciding to pass on the castle, I made my way down to princess street gardens for a nice leisurely walk. I think that is one of the best parts of being in Edinburgh. I now know how much I love and appreciate the tranquility of being in a garden.

I then headed towards one of the museums I was looking forward to the most on my trip; however, once I got there I noticed that it was only opened during the week :o(. I was very disappointed but luckily most of the museums were around that location. I think I made my way to the National Museum of Scotland. It was an ok place. I personally don't necessarily like being in historical museums. I must prefer visual arts.

At the end of the day, after collecting my belongings I made my way to Waverly station to take my first train ever, to London. I was very happy about spending the extra money for a sleeper cabin and luckily I had no roomate. It was the best experience. Not only did I not have to pay for a hostel for the night, I got to sleep in a pretty comfortable bed, in a room to myself with Duvet covers! I definitely recommend others to do the same if you are considering taking the train from Edinburgh to London!
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Cute church at the end of the Roya…
Cute church at the end of the Roy…
Celtic cross
Celtic cross
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Walking down the streets of Edinbu…
Walking down the streets of Edinb…
View of Edinburgh Castle from Prin…
View of Edinburgh Castle from Pri…
Path along Princess Street garden
Path along Princess Street garden
Great fountain in Princess street …
Great fountain in Princess street…
Close up of the details of the fou…
Close up of the details of the fo…
Church cemetery
Church cemetery
Cemetery, Playing with the camera …
Cemetery, Playing with the camera…
Church cemetery
Church cemetery
Scotland National Museum
Scotland National Museum
Scotland National Museum, view fro…
Scotland National Museum, view fr…
Scotland National Museum, view fro…
Scotland National Museum, view fr…
Scotland National Museum, view fro…
Scotland National Museum, view fr…
My personal collection in my close…
My personal collection in my clos…
Scotland National Museum
Scotland National Museum
Scotland National Museum
Scotland National Museum
Entertainers on the Royal Mile
Entertainers on the Royal Mile
Entertainers by the Princess Garde…
Entertainers by the Princess Gard…
Entertainers by Princess street ga…
Entertainers by Princess street g…
Princess Street gardens
Princess Street gardens
My sleeper!
My sleeper!
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photo by: vances