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10 July 2015

Edinburgh Castle
As you may have noticed I have been quite quiet on the blog during the past week - this is because I was on holiday!  Edinburgh is one of my favourite places in the world and I could not wait to spend a week exploring the city.  The weather was very warm during the first few days.  In fact, I even got sunburnt - not something I was expecting on a trip to Scotland!  

I hope that you enjoy some of the photos I took, below.  I would highly recommend visiting the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh if you haven't already - it's lovely!

ps - Check out my mini Edinburgh City Guide at the end of the post!

Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat

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Walter Scott Monument

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Stirling Castle

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Some of the highlights of my trip included:
  • Visiting the magnificent Edinburgh Castle
  • Joining a free walking tour.  The company we used was Sandeman's New Edinburgh Tours, and our tour guide, Colin, took us on a very fun and informative journey around Edinburgh.  This included lots of sights and information any Harry Potter fan would find super interesting - including the cafe were JK Rowling wrote the first couple of books as well as the cemetery nearby with a few familiar names from the books.  I would highly recommend doing this if you're visiting the city!
  • Shopping on Princes Street (SUCH a good Primark!)
  • Sitting outside the Scottish National Gallery watching a bagpiper play the bagpipe - when a large group of children turned up and started dancing in the middle of the square!
  • Walking around Arthur's Seat - definitely climbing to the top of this extinct volcano on my next visit.  The panoramic views at the top are said to be amazing.
  • Taking a short train journey to Stirling and visiting the remarkable Stirling Castle
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Check out my other Snappy Snaps posts including ones in Dublin, Brighton, Surrey and Malta.

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