Ghosts and Writers in Edinburgh
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July 18th, 2007 – by: wanderingme
Today we were in search of Nessie and, alas, I should point out that we did not see the Loch Ness monster.
After our tour of Loch Ness, we loaded up the cars for a 3.5-hour drive up to Edinburgh. The rolling countryside was gorgeous and sheep were plenty! It was amazing how no two areas looked alike and how the country seemed to get more beautiful by the second with its waterfalls, cultural charm, and bellowing mountainous peaks.
Once we arrived in Edinburgh, it was off the place where J.K. Rowling penned the first two Harry Potter books. It is now a Chinese Restaurant buffet and the food was quite a welcome edition to experience. There are a couple of plaques around the doorway to let visitors know that the famous author once enjoyed a cup of coffee there while writing her books. Of course, I got loads of pictures of those!
At 9pm, we headed out to our last adventure of the day, the Ghosts and Ghouls Tour of Edinburgh. It was starting to get dark as we made our way through the most haunted places in this historic city. Our guide not only took us above ground but also below; deep into the Edinburgh underground and some very spooky places. This was a perfect way to end the night. Now onto an adventure we are most looking forward to after a long day; sleep.
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