Late Sunday afternoon, the three of us took a train from London to Edinburgh, which was a welcomed change from the process of getting to the airport, waiting for our flight, boarding the flight, then finding a way to get from that airport to our next hostel. This was so much more convenient, relaxing and fun!
I'd been to Edinburgh once before, just for the day, but I felt like I saw it with new eyes this time. It's such a unique place that definitely has the feel of a college town, but has a giant castle sitting on a hill that can be seen from just about anywhere. A little different from Chapel Hill. Once again, it snowed every day that we were there, but we still managed to wander up and down the Royal Mile, have Afternoon Tea at a cute boutique hotel called Tigerlily, climb Arthur's Seat and have the best views of the city, eat the best soup at Union of Genius, visit the National Museum of Scotland, take a pit stop in the Elephant House, where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter, take a stroll through Prince's Street Gardens, and go to a comedy show at The Stand Comedy Club. I also managed to buy a cute headband/earwarmer and proceeded to lose it the next day, but that's another story. All in all, it was a great two days, and the perfect amount of time to see the city.
We also got to try on and model some 18th century traditional Scottish attire.. By the way, the thing Maggie put on her head was actually supposed to go under a shirt... Oops!