Mr. Selfish and I did a self-guided walking tour of Edinburgh. We started at the Royal Mile, which is a picturesque shopping street. Then, we visited St. Giles Cathedral and walked toward the Greyfriars Kirkyard, which is an old graveyard. We also passed the statue of Greyfriars Bobby, which is a loyal dog who famously guarded his master’s grave for 13 years.
The walking tour also had us stop by the Elephant House for lunch. This is the cafe from which J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter novel. Fans had written all over the walls of the bathroom – mostly thanking Rowling for writing Harry Potter. Plus, the food wasn’t bad either.
Mr. Selfish and I adore our towers, so we also went up Scott Monument, which is dedicated to Sir Walter Scott. It is 200 feet high with 287 steps. Luckily, the monument has multiple levels which allowed me to catch my breath.
Finally, we also went to the National Museum of Scotland. This museum is very worthwhile – not only does it contain tons of information about the history of Scotland but it is interactive and fun. They also had the (now stuffed) Dolly the sheep, which was the first mammal to be cloned.
As we walked home on our second day in Edinburgh, it rained a little bit. But to compensate for it, there were a beautiful double full-arch rainbow. Oh, how I adore Edinburgh!