Lets start this post on a fantastic few notes. Click on the link below and get blown away, this man is pure talent.
Now ask yourself this —-:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
When I think about Edinburgh, the first thing that comes to my mind is – Camera Obscura and the world of Illusions! The mad fun I had in this tower of attractions, I can flood this page with pictures galore. The camera obscura gives a full view of the city from the roof top. The lower floors hold the world of illusions, highlighting different aspects of optical illusion. You could easily end up spending a whole day lost in this world of holograms, light, colours, vortex tunnel and more. A definite visit.
Standard Adult admission charges : £14.50 and you walk out with way more than you spend 🙂
For the book lovers, who would like to pay their own special little tribute to Sir Walter Scott, this place is just for you. By the Waverley train station is the Sir Walter Scott monument, with 68 figurative statues on the monument (excluding Scott and his dog). Climb up the 287 steps and you will get a breathtaking view of the beautiful city.Make sure you drop that last piece of cake before attempting to climb up the narrow staircase as those love handles will have a hard time hugging you over to the top-level! Those who succeed between 8 October and 8 December 2016 will be entered into a prize draw to win a package of exclusive experiences, including Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party tickets with private access to the Scott Monument for the best fireworks views in the city. Hurry and get moving!!
Admission is £5, for both adults and children. Payment is by cash only.
Standing atop a massive extinct volcano is the beautiful Edinburgh Castle. Rumor has it that during the late Bronze age people lived on top of Castle rock. No one knows this for certain, but what is documented is that this castle was used as an arsenal during the 15th century and then as a prison in the 18th and 19th century and during the first World War. Pretty interesting site to explore, again well worth keeping a good 4-5 hours just to get into the history of this place and to admire its different historical facets.
Adult entry fee : £16.50
Trip around the city would not be complete without visiting the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle,where The Goodman rests—> the guy in red is the good man for the day, so a short stop over to St Giles Cathedral was a must!
Another interesting place to visit is the Museum on the Mound
which is open all year around
there is no entry fee
and you can take a fresh look at mo—ney.
There is so much more to explore around Edinburgh but these are my top picks. The capital is small enough to get lost in and emerge out with amazing stories and fantastic pictures to remember your experience with.