- Edinburgh Castle
- Museum of Childhood
- Museum of Edinburgh
- Princes Street Gardens
- National Gallery of Scotland
- City of the Dead ghost walk. Read the write-up of the poltergeist. I was ready to pee in my pants! Good times!
- Palace of Holyrood House & Queen's Gallery - yes, the Queen really lives here!
- Scottish Parliament building - it's an eyesore, and a thorn in the Scottish people's side, for more than one reason.
- Museum of Scotland & Royal Museum
- Greyfriars Bobby's grave
- The Georgian House - how the rich people used to live in the 1800s
- People's Story
- Arthur's Seat - great views of Edinburgh
- Royal Mile, bought whiskey from the the Royal Mile Whiskey shop.
Loch Ness and Highlands of Scotland bus tour
I have to say that this was the first bus tour that I didn't feel ripped off. Yes, it was 12 hours, and it was very tiring, and yes, I was on the bus most of the time. Plus, it started pouring rain, and I had to buy a baseball cap to keep some of the rain off.
We got to see Loch Ness, and tour the loch a bit. The captain of our boat was actually a marine biologist, and his research was on the Loch Ness monster. He even showed us some evidence as he had sonar and radar equipment on his boat. Pretty cool.
Other things of note on the tour: Urquhart Castle and lots of hairy coos and sheep. And we heard lots about William Wallace and Rob Roy and Mary, Queen of Scots (actually, we heard about them all over the place!) Our bus driver was very funny and told us lots of Scottish history and tidbits, which made things more meaningful.
All in all, it was a splendid trip. The next time, I would love to do a driving tour around Great Britian, and see some of Ireland.