I spent the fIMG_4860first part of my Easter vacation in Edinburgh with my friends Tom and Aurora.  We spent most of our first day exploring Edinburgh castle. We were there for five whole hours and still didn’t see everything!

 

 

 

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We also got to see the Scott Monument

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the Scottish National Gallery

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the Prince’s Street Gardens and the Botanic Gardens

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the Greyfriars Bobbie Statue (yes, I rubbed its nose for luck)

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the Elephant Cafe (where JK Rowling wrote the first HP book!)

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a couple of Cathedrals

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and I went to Mimi’s bakehouse to try one of their famous cakes!

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But my favourite part was definitely the Water of Leith Walkway. It was very beautiful and apparently a popular dog walking area, because we saw some of the most adorable puppies!

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I completely adored Edinburgh. Since it’s so far north, it was pretty cold and constantly raining, but there isn’t really anything wrong with that. Its mix of history and now and jumbled together was amazing. You could be completely immersed in modern downtown Edinburgh and turn a corner to see the Castle looming above you. It was one of my favourite places I’ve been this semester!

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