In Edinburgh Scotland, tour the underground Edinburgh vaults or shiver at the haunted graveyard tours of Edinburgh. Edinburgh is one of the most haunted cities of Europe and even for scaredy cats, the Edinburgh graveyard tours Greyfriars graveyard tours/vault tours are a must see.
My trip to Edinburgh Scotland started with a longer walk than I would have hoped. No taxi would take me to the train station across the bridge. It was 7:00 in the morning and I had to take the long walk back down into Conwy, North Wales. Before arriving at Llandudno station, I had to walk through town, across the long bridge and up through the seaside village of Llandudno.
More of my daily photographs from the medieval walled castle town Conwy, North Wales
I was utterly exhausted on the train. My feet weren’t healed from walking the previous days and I enjoyed the chance to sit on the train and watch Scotland come closer. For those who are worried or nervous about taking trains throughout Great Britain, it is incredibly easy and I highly recommend it for people wanting to see as much of England, Scotland and Wales as possible.
This will be my second time being in Edinburgh and I was doubly excited to explore the city on my own. With my two bags on, I walked towards the Grass Market to find my hostel. Interestingly, it was in this district where the population used to watch public hangings for sport. My hostel is in an old art gallery and is beautiful. The Grass Market is a perfect district for tourists wanting to see as much of the Royal Mile as possible. It’s only 10 minutes away from the castle and you can see it from the hostel windows.
More photographs from the beautiful city of Edinburgh Scotland
One can only spend so long in the hostel when there’s an entire city to explore and I made my way up the Royal Mile towards Edinburgh Castle. Built on the volcanic outcropping, Edinburgh Castle is naturally fortified and was only captured once when Scottish soldiers climbed the rocks in the dead of night to retake their keep.
I had seen Edinburgh Castle on a previous trip, thus some of the castle’s original magic had gone. Instead of paying the admission price again, I enjoyed taking pictures of the castle from the Princess Street cemeteries.
After taking photos, I called it quits for the day, but not before going out for some beer with an Australian friend I made. We made it an early night because I had to be up early the next day for my trip to Rosslyn Chapel.
We made it an early night. Right when the sun rose, I was up and excited for what the day would bring. I walked three blocks to my bus stop in a confusing district called Toll Cross. Little did I know that there were at least four bus stops on each side of the road.
Some of you might very well remember Rosslyn Chapel as the name of the church where Mary Magdalene rested in the Da Vinci Code. Although the entrance to the chapel was expensive, I have never been to a more incredible stone carved church.
I sat in the pews for hours wondering about the secret St. Clair tomb unopened for 250 years under the floor and marvelled at the carvings of maize and other templar symbols.