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Charming Scotland

During the New Year holidays, it is always the perfect time for travelling. To take the opportunity as a university student in England, my friend and I planned to explore Europe during the holidays. But I was tied up with completing Thesis until I missed the visa application deadline. That’s why this trip to trace the footsteps of Harry Porter happened.

Scotland is the land of breathtakingly beautiful scenery and full of precious historical architecture. We started from Newcastle railway station and arrived at Edinburgh Waverley station about an hour later. Upon arrival, we saw the landmark of big monument of Sir Walter Scott, a renowned Scottish historian and novelist. And surely the sound of Bagpipes too.

Edinburgh – Beautiful Capital of Scotland

The capital is a perfect combination of old town and new town on the opposite side of Prince Street and Tram track. Our first destination was Edinburgh Castle. The castle was erected in 1124 and served as King David I’s castle. Later, the castle was turned into a military fortress in the 17th century. The highlighted spot is the room which houses the historical and valuable Honours of Scotland and Stone of Destiny. St.Margaret’s Chapel in the heart of castle is also another place worth a visit. And don’t miss the One O’clock Gun. The firing of the gun dates back to 1861 and is still firing every day at 1 pm.

Calton Hill – Panoramic Scenery

In the enchanting twilight near the edge of the sky, if the heavens were a heart, I would like to invite you to come up and admire the view of Edinburgh as if on a panoramic journey atop the summit of Calton Hill. From this vantage point, one can gaze all the way to the majestic Arthur’s Seat, the sea, and beyond in one sweeping glance. Whether accompanied by a loved one for a romantic experience or with a group of friends for a lively adventure, the atmosphere is sure to be both romantic and fun.

For tonight’s dinner, I entrusted my appetite to Cadiz, a seafood restaurant with a Spanish flair located on the New Town side of Edinburgh. It’s another place where the term “deliciously extravagant” truly fits. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service excellent, and the flavors commendable. However, the price is a consideration to keep in mind.

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