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Mr. Selfish and I spent a short two days in Edinburgh, Scotland.  It was a lovely city, and the Scottish are quite friendly!  We enjoyed our short stay immensely and vow to return to tour the Highlands.

We started at Edinburgh Castle.  You can walk in the gardens and enjoy the views from afar, which are lovely.

Although admission into the castle is a little steep at 16 pounds per person, it is completely worth it.  The grounds are a lot more extensive than they seem.  We took the mini tour, which gave us a brief history of the castle and a general layout of the many buildings and museums on the grounds.

After the mini tour, Mr. Selfish and I visited Crown Square, the Royal Palace,  the Museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, and the Scottish National War Memorial.

As we were leaving the castle, the weather cleared up.  We therefore decided to hike up to Arthur’s Seat, which is the hilltop at the top of Holyrood Park.  It is about a mile east of Edinburgh Castle and rises to 822 feet.  Arthur’s Seat therefore provides great panoramic views of the city.

Mr. Selfish made it to the top.  I stayed below and read “The Hunger Games.”  Mr. Selfish took lovely photos, so I feel like I made it to the top practically.