Edinburgh, Scotland

Day 1 of our road trip, sunny

Flew into Edinburgh through KLM from Amsterdam and the flight took 1.5hours with sandwiches and drinks provided. Took a 45mins bus ride near the airport exit with 1.60GBP per person to the Royal Mile, Old Town itself. Checked-in and the trip has started.

Edinburgh, capital of Scotland is unexpectedly beautiful. Elegant on the hilly landscape with spectacular Scottish buildings. Every corner of the historic buildings has some stories to tell. Friendly summer weather is truly a bliss to us. Everything looks more beautiful in this season. With such a beautiful weather and so much to see, I wish I have stayed slightly longer than two days.

Scottish whisky,
Scottish shortbread,
Scottish kilt in royal steward tartan,
Scottish bagpipes and drums,
All of these are parts of the remarkable flavours of Scottish character.

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh by sunset
Carlton Hill for the sunset
Walking up the “Royal Mile”, the main thoroughfare leading to Edinburgh Castle
Iconic UK red telephone booths pairing with the beautiful blue skies
Adam Smith statue at the Royal Mile
At the entrance of the Edinburgh Castle
View from the Princes Street Garden overlooking , Bank of Scotland Foundation -Lloyds Banking Group Head Office (green dome), High Court and Museum on the Mound
Entrance to the Princes Street Gardens, a place to rest your feet.
Royal Scottish Academy, home of contemporary Scottish art located next to the National Gallery.
Scottish National Gallery from the side near the entrance to Princes Street Gardens
Gothic Monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, the largest monument to a writer in the world, at the Princes Street Gardens itself
In Edinburgh Castle
My first experience with the Scottish bagpipes and costumes, awesome!


Have you been to Edinburgh? Do you also love it as much as we do?



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