22 – 23 June 2016: Amazing City
In a word, wow. We loved Edinburgh. It was one of our favorite cities we have ever visited. We did not arrive with particularly high expectations of Scotland’s capital city and we were pleasantly surprised. Originally I had only allowed one day to see the highlights of Glasgow and Edinburgh. When we realized all the city had to offer we regretfully cut the Northern Scotland portion of our trip to allow for another full day. As a result, we did not visit St. Andrews, Ben Nevis, or the Loch Ness to name a few. Cara and I decided that Scotland goes back on the list of travel goals, we must come back.
The center of the city’s tourism is the Old Town’s Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle down to Hollyrood Park, each of which I will follow with a dedicated blog post. Some of the other highlights included the Princess Street Gardens and Monuments, Walter Scott Monument, Parish Church, St. Giles Cathedral, Scottish Parliament Building, Hollyrood Palace, Castle Terrace Area, The Meadows and Calton Hill. There is little doubt we could have spent several more days here and missed other would be highlights but we simply ran out of time. We already look forward to our return.