Here is a picture of lovely Edinburgh, Scotland. I have been there twice and have really enjoyed my visits. The Scottish people are so kind and in the US, we love their accents. I traveled up north to the Inverness once….now thats where the accents are strong, I could barely make out any words. Edinburgh (pronounced like Edinburrah) is a small city. They have city bus tours or you can basically walk the city and go at your own pace. There is lots to see in Scotland so a quick stay here is perfect. Then you can hit the next city…Glasgow, etc… and enjoy the country.
The highlight is Edinburgh Castle. One of Scotland top tourist spots. When you arrive into the city the castle sits proudly above the city and is magnificient! Its very awe inspriring. Looking towards the Castle entrance from the Esplanade you see two of Scotland’s most famous historical figures: Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. They’ve both changed the course of Scottish history and are both responsible for the Scots winning their independence in 1314 at Bannockburn. In the US, we all know William Wallace from the movie Braveheart.
Other sights to see are the Old Town, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace, and my favorite….Calton Hill (for some wonderful views of the city). I did also take a 30 min taxi ride out to the countryside. I had wanted to visit Rosslyn Chapel. This small church was made famous by the book the Da Vinci Code. It was fun to see it in person. I’ll post about this site in the future with more details.
In this picture you can see part of the castle above in the middle of the photo. From London, Edinburgh is a 4 hour train ride. If you have a chance…Scotland is a wonderful place 2 explore!