Edinburgh

From Jedburgh, we proceeded to Edinburgh. It took almost 2 hours to reach there.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland located in the Central Belt region of the country. With a population of approximately 450,000 (1 million in the city region), "Auld Reekie" (Edinburgh) manages to combine both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Watched over by the imposing castle, the symbol of the city, Edinburgh combines medieval relics, Georgian grandeur and a powerful layer of modern life with contemporary avant-garde. In Edinburgh, medieval palaces rub shoulders with the best of modern architecture, Gothic churches with amazing museums and galleries.
http://wikitravel.org


Our tour guide took us around Edinburg before we got to our hotel for our dinner. The next day was a free day so we would explore Edinburgh on our own in daylight.
I love this view. The sun set as early as 4pm.
see these unique telephone booth but never attempt to use one!
it looks like a gigantic crown to me
this is indeed spectacular
want to take a ride to the ghost town?
here's the statue of the dog Bobby
It sits at the corner of Edinburgh's Candlemaker Row.
the elephant house:
the birthplace of Harry Porter

Comments

  1. Edinburgh is so famous for famous universities and ancient buildings! Lovely place to visit.

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  2. I got attracted to all the ancient buildings, they hardly build one like this nowadays!!!

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  3. See the dog statue makes me think of a movie that i watch, where the dog everyday will go to the train station to wait for his master to return from work, even when his master passed away, the dog still faithfully goes to the train station to wait, very touching...

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  4. "With a population of approximately 450,000 (1 million in the city region)"?? errr, how could there be 1-million in the city while the population is just 450K?? and it's smaller in terms of population than KL.. :)

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  5. oh, great arrangement this round.. you were guided on arrival and then on your own the next day.. at least you can have more time to explore Edinburgh huh?? very nice shot on the sunset, showing a silhouette of the cathedral, ferris wheel and the city skyline :)

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  6. ah, yes!! the red telephone booth, this is so signature-ly UK.. i also took photo with the booth, the booth from outside only of course, dare not to get in a pose for photo, haha.. :D

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  7. i love the Ferris wheel. So tall.

    The phone booth reminds me of superman :p

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  8. I always love that double deckers and the red phone booths. Hahaha.

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  9. Hello wenn, Edinburgh is really an ancient town, don't you agree?

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  10. Wow....so why didn't you try calling using the telephone in the iconic telephone booths? :D

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  11. Thanks for sharing the information, very useful.

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  12. I didn't follow the day tours in Edinburgh... we walked and walked by ourselves, lost a lot of calories this way... hahaha...

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  13. Finally, a post on Edinburg! I knew about this place through an ex coursemate, she stayed there with her hubby for a few years, some scenes are pretty familiar to me, as I've seen it through her photo albums ;)

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  14. The phone booth, we don't have it here unless we visit Victoria Station...then we can see the same telephone booth... You should went inside and take a photo with it.

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  15. My friend who has been in UK for more than 8years now since graduated. She said Scotland is awesome.

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  16. Edinburgh is really a nice place to visit. Couldn't be miss out...

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  17. So most of it, you travel on your own?

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