Laurene's European Adventure 2006/2007 travel blog

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle from below

Clever Dick's Pub

Dad as a Scotsman

Me and mom with Edinburgh in the background

Mom and me with Greyfriar's Bobby statue

Ok so we got up this morning and had breakfast at an irish pub close to our hostel before heading down to the train station to catch our sight seeing buses. Our first one took us to the Royal Botanical gardens and then past the Queen's old yacht that is now out of commission. It also took us past Holyrood Castle which is the Queen's residence when in Edinburgh. Next up we headed over to Edinburgh castle to do a tour.

The castle is amazing. Tons to see and some amazing views. The castle is built on top of an old volcanic rock high above the city. We walked around the castle and found the place where they keep the crown jewels. There is a crown, a sword and a septor.

Saw some knight's armour and the 1 o'clock gun which goes off everyday at one o'clock to this very day. The castle was really impressive and over all Edinburgh is my favorite city so far. Wish I had gotten a UK visa now....

After the castle we headed down the Royal Mile to check out the shops along there and to find the Haggis office where our tour leaves from.

We went on a City of the Dead tour tonight. Wasn't nearly as scary as I had hoped it to be but still fun. A girl took us to a cemetary that is supposedly haunted and told us some stories of the olden days. We then walked over to a very haunted place that was an old jail I think. There is supposed to be a poltergeist that haunts it.

We went into this tiny little room where the poltergiest has been spotted the most but alas, our tour group didn't see anything. Shucks! Still really creepy to be in a graveyard and a haunted crypt at like 11pm.

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