A few years back, when I first went to Edinburgh, it was during my sort of Harry-Potter-tour-of-the-UK. Hilarious, I know. I love Harry Potter, and that’s putting it lightly. Anyway, I remember I would always tell people that I loved Edinburgh more than London! WHAT? That’s not true anymore, after I lived in London, but it is a wonderful city that marries the old & new perfectly.
As you can see, Edinburgh is beautiful. Being there with my family in the summer was extremely nice. Great weather, kind people (not surprisingly) and no worries. However, we didn’t get to see the castle. No worries, we returned just two years later!
Going to the top of the castle, though killer on the legs because of the uneven cobblestones and steep incline, is highly recommended. And for goo reason—look at that view! We didn’t go inside the castle, just walked around the grounds, but that was more than enough. Really not much more to say, but it’s a great walk on a summer’s day.
We saw a small play that was a recreation of the Titanic. It was short and everyone in the audience received a description of someone who boarding the Titanic. It was a sad play, but I can’t say more because I’m not a thespian and I don’t often go to the theatre. I liked it and I think you’d be remiss if you didn’t take part in a comedy show, music concert or play of sorts while at Fringe.
A dog grave-–saddest thing ever, but he was buried next to his owner, whose grave he guarded until he died. Sweetest thing ever, Edinburgh.
Aaaaand we returned to the Elephant House! This time, I took photos in the bathroom where everyone had written their love for miss Jo. It was heartwarming and a great way for me to leave Edinburgh.
Though I haven’t been back since, I think Edinburgh has something for everyone. Probably a great place for families, but also I have a friend who studied abroad there and loved it, too. It’s weird that I feel I don’t have much to say about Edinburgh–I haven’t been back in the past few years. A trip is definitely going to happen soon, though. I want to see it in the winter with all the lights & snow. I’m sure it’s lovely and then I can add to my post!