Recently I went on a fabulous trip around the Baltic Sea. Now, I’m sharing photos with you. Out of the goodness of my heart, just in case you need some inspiration.
But if you want to feel jealous, you should go ahead and do so.
The Royal Mile – a mile of historical sites, tours, and tourist traps between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood House
In Edinburgh Cathedral – an angel playing bagpipes. Because, of course.
The most epic historical burn ever. This guy is my hero. In case you can’t read the inscription, this is the Marquess of Argyll, and he was beheaded. His last words, ‘I set the Crown on the King’s Head. He hastens me to a better Crown than his own.’
Edinburgh Castle. Not pictured: the 800 ice cream trucks right outside the front entrance.
Holyrood House – one of the many (many) places Mary, Queen of Scots lived.
The incredibly picturesque ruins of Holyrood Chapel. (It should be noted that most everything in Scotland is picturesque.)
Stirling – where the streets are so steep, they have handrails to help you climb them.
It’s no real surprise that Stirling Castle was pretty hard to capture.
Stirling is SO pretty.
So probably you can’t read this, but the name ‘Cuthbert’ is immortalised in that stained glass window there.
St Cuthbert’s Parish church
Haggis – it’s delicious! (This is haggis, neeps, and taties – very traditional pub food)
The requisite Scotch Whiskey – it’s also delicious!
Tomorrow – kicking off Scandinavia!