- Travel and Places
Edinburgh, Things to See
Edinburgh, the other things to do...
Ok for those of you who think drinking excessive ale shouldn't be your only travel activity we did do a few other things in Edinburgh - we walked the Royal Mile, saw both the Edinburgh Castle and the Queen’s Castle, the tribute stone circle, and Sir Walter Raleigh's tribute... but the most spectacular thing for us was the hikes up to Arthur’s seat and Calton Hill...
Edinburgh I read was built on 7 mountains and we were able to walk two - yeah. The funniest thing about the hike up to Arthur’s seat was from our vantage point it was a grueling hike up... then when we got to the top, it gently flowed to the road on the back side of the mountain. As we caught our breath we had a grand laugh.
The strangest mountain we read about was the one that had been a stone quarry for many many many centuries. Stone from that quarry had built most of Edinburgh and was shipped throughout the UK... then when the stone ran out, the hole was filled and a shopping mall built on top of it. To get to the hike you must go through a super store, sign in/out with the security and then walk up the trail... Unfortunately we couldn’t fit this experience in - it sounded like a lot of fun.