This post is the second in a series of two about a recent trip to Scotland and is focused on Edinburgh.
A day trip to Edinburgh as part of the break allowed for just five-and-a-half hours exploring this amazing city. It was the day before the Edinburgh Festival Fringe started, and so there was a real buzz and the city geared itself up for a month of fun!
After being dropped near Princes Street with limited time available I decided that Edinburgh Castle should be the first port of call (after a coffee, of course!). The Castle, on the edge of the Old Town part of Edinburgh, overlooks the New Town part and beyond with spectacular views. The famous One O’Clock Gun was a great photo opportunity, so I picked a place with a good view for photos and despite some rude tourists shoving to get a view I still got a good shot by holding my Olympus OMD E-M1 camera up high and using its handy tilt screen to keep everything in frame.
Leaving the Castle behind I went on an open top bus tour of the city to see the highlights. Although I got caught by a passing shower (luckily the E-M1 is weather proof!) it was a great way to see the city and learn about some of its history.
Time ran out on me, and I definitely plan to return to Edinburgh one day to see more of the city. If I could combine it with a trip the Fringe, that would be amazing!