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Edinburgh, Scotland

Added on by Melanie Mathieu.

I went on another adventure with friends and this time we went to Edinburgh, Scotland. We wanted to go to another place we had never been before, before the new year. Being that we went in December it was Christmas Market season. One of my friends had never been to one so we made sure to check it out. They are really fun to go, have mulled wine and look at / purchase local crafts. The markets are all over Europe and each one different from the next. This one had some carnival rides and different levels to walk up and down. All the way at the bottom was Santa's wonderland for the kids. Music was playing through the speakers and it was just magical! 

 

The Last day we went to the Edinburgh castle, because you can't go to Edinburgh and not experience a castle! There was a man playing bag pipes in a kilt at the bottom of the street where the castle was. It was everything you expected of Scotland and more. If you want some good views of the city head on up to the Castle and you might even run into the bag piper on the way!  On the way to the city centre we stopped by the National Monument of Scotland and took some fun photos.

 You can maybe spot people taking selfies! 

You can maybe spot people taking selfies! 

 While standing on the monument facing towards the city was this tower! 

While standing on the monument facing towards the city was this tower! 

 One more stop before town centre was this cool looking graveyard. 

One more stop before town centre was this cool looking graveyard. 

The architecture is really neat in Scotland and I enjoyed photographing it. (If you haven't noticed from my posts by now I really like taking architecture photos.) You can tell there is a lot of history in this city and the locals seem very proud! Everywhere we went the locals were very welcoming and interested in chatting. 

 This sunset was beautiful at the castle! 

This sunset was beautiful at the castle! 

 We then ended up being the last ones to leave the castle just after 5pm! We spent a good 2 hours there! 

We then ended up being the last ones to leave the castle just after 5pm! We spent a good 2 hours there! 

It was a wonderful time wandering around Edinburgh and I can't wait to go back to venture out into the countryside! Maybe even take the Hogwarts Express (The Jacobite), which takes you through the Highlands. We lucked out with no rain and had two really pretty sunsets. December might be chilly but it was a great time to visit and fairly cheap too, being that it was the off season! We did visit Victoria Street which is where Diagon Alley was based off of. It was pretty magical ;) but I only took those photos on my phone. Check my instagram page and it will have some posts about it!  

-MM