Photos from Edinburgh

I downloaded the Edinburgh photos off my camera today and uploaded them onto Facebook for all to see. Here are some of the highlights:

We had a great time at Edinburgh Castle. We managed to get in free thanks to our Manx National Heritage cards (which I must say where the best buy of the year), which allow us access to a number of Heritage sites around the world. The Castle is full of history and Arthur had a whale of a time climbing on canons and exploring all the rooms.

There’s some great scenery around Edinburgh. This is part of the scenery called Arthur’s Seat. The landscape around Edinburgh was shaped millions of years ago by volcanic activity and produce a very rich and varied landscape.

You can’t go to Scotland without trying haggis, tatties and neeps, though I must admit, I wasn’t expecting to be presented in such a fashion. It was great, as was all the food we tried in Edinburgh. There’s an amazing selection of restaurants.

And of course there was the graduation. I don’t have too many photos of that, as you can imagine, but it was a magnificent experience, very rewarding and inspirational. I’ll update the photos when I get the ones on Camille’s camera.

And we had an amazing Edinburgh apartment! As we were 4 adults we got an apartment rather than stay in a hotel and it was magnificent. The apartment was a stone’s throw from the Castle, fully equipped and very atmospheric. The only thing I missed was an Internet connection (maybe I’ll sign up for high speed satellite internet one day). But it was a great place to stay and I will definitely be using again in the future.

Those were just some thumbnails, check out all the photos. One thing I can say for sure. We’ll definitely we returning to Edinburgh.


  1. I love those pictures of Edinburgh, especially Arthur’s seat. I’ve never been myself, but next to Machu Pichu in Peru, its my number 2 city to visit. 🙂

  2. Hi Owen,
    I’m pleased to see you enjoyed Edinburgh and had a good experience in taking a holiday let apartment. There are some excellent properties available in Edinburgh – and with high speed internet access. I was a bit confused as to whether you’d booked thrugh edapartments or Scottishapartments.

  3. @Janet: From what I understand they’re the same company. I found them on the Web at, but the emails came from ScottishApartments. I guess they’re just two different brands for the same company

    Does that make sense?

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