Monday, November 26, 2018

Day 4 - Greyfriars Kirkyard, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, Kelpies

Trying to cram the rest of Edinburgh into a half day was a little tough.

We had breakfast at the hotel, checked out, then drove into town.

First stop was walking around the cemetery where J.K. Rowling got the inspiration for a lot of the Harry Potter characters. What a cool place!!

Tom Riddle's headstone

Then we went to the street that inspired Diagon Alley (also Harry Potter). This was boring for me, but everyone else is super into all things Harry Potter, so we went into the shops and they had fun.

THEN, we had to go to the other end of the Royal Mile so we could walk around the other palace - Holyrood.

We had conveniently parked near where we needed to be for our hike up Arthur's Seat. My boots, however, were not the best for it. Pretty steep, and very crowded.

Vaguely remember getting food on our way out of Edinburgh. On our way, we stopped in Falkirk to see the Kelpies. What are the Kelpies, you ask? Giant horse heads in the middle of nowhere.

Before the sunset
After the sunset! So cool!!
We got there at a good time, we were able to get pictures before & after sunset.

Then we drove to Dumbarton to check into our hotel where we would be for two nights. After getting settled, we went to the hotel's restaurant for dinner. They didn't have any dark beer on tap, so I got a random drink - an espresso martini. It was actually really good.

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