Edinburgh Castle

Image credit: George Pearman

Edinburgh Castle

We started our day with a walk from our Airbnb along the Royal Mile.

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When we got hungry we stopped to eat. I got something called Scotish Tapas, which was like a collection of small “bites” to eat. The food was delicious.

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We finished our walk along the Royal Mile at Edinburgh Castle. It was there that we met every other tourist in the city. It took us about 30 minutes to buy tickets into the castle; we recommend buying them online if you visit Edinburgh.

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Lots of tourists

The castle visit was well worth our money as the castle and the views were spectacular to look at:

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One of the main attractions of Edinburgh Castle is the Honours of Scotland. This was the line to get into the viewing room:

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I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the jewels. I did get some other shots inside the castle, however:

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A cool bend in the road made for some artsy panoramas:

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I walked down a pathway and happened to get a picture of Garrett and Vikram admiring the scenery:

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I also got a shot from above:

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Here’s the obligatory selfie from our castle trip:

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After visiting the castle we had a wander around the town, mostly along Princes Street. We stopped for a coffee at Wellington Coffee. I got a double espresso. Vikram’s latte had some artwork in the milk:

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The coffee shop was below street level, so we speculated that it was called “wellington” coffee due to flooding when it is really rainy. Speaking of rain, here’s a street corner in the rain:

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We ended the day with a relaxing couple of hours in the Airbnb, where we played cards before dinner. We ate dinner at an Indian restaurant that we wouldn’t visit again. The night finished at The Southsider where we watched professional darts and argued about nerdy computer science stuff.