Category Archives: Scotland 2014

Scotland Trip – Day 3

On day three we started our day with the tour group by walking around Edinburgh and learning more about the city and its history. It was a beautiful sunny day, as shown in the picture below. It was like this nearly all day until about 5:30pm, when it started to rain quite heavily!

We spend the majority of the day wandering our way towards Edinburgh Castle, while stopping to see the sights along the way. Our journey lead us from the park east of Edinburgh Castle, to Grassmarket street and Greyfriars Kirk. Then onto the Nation Museum of Scotland, after that we headed to the Royal Mile. The group tour ended at the Castle after the daily firing of the cannon at 1pm.

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This photo shows a view from the park north east of Edinburgh Castle.

This photo shows a view from the park north east of Edinburgh Castle.

This photo is taken in the cemetery north east of Edinburgh Castle.

This photo is taken in the cemetery north east of Edinburgh Castle.

This is a photo looking south into the park next to Edinburgh Castle.

This is a photo looking south into the park next to Edinburgh Castle.

A path leading up the hill towards the castle.

A path leading up the hill towards the castle.

A photo from the Nation Museum of Scotland's 7th floor roof terrace looking out towards Edinburgh Castle.

This is a photo of the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk

A photo from the Nation Museum of Scotland's 7th floor roof terrace looking out towards Edinburgh Castle.

A photo from the Nation Museum of Scotland’s 7th floor roof terrace looking out towards Edinburgh Castle.

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Looking south from Edinburgh Castle towards Holyrood Park.

The private school which is said to have inspired JK Rowling in creating Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The private school which is said to have inspired JK Rowling in creating Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Afternoon picture of the hilly park to the east of Edinburgh Castle.

Afternoon picture of the hilly park to the east of Edinburgh Castle.

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A sunny picture of Charlotte Square which was located near our hotel.