The royal mile
Castle Rock is connected to the rest of Edinburgh through the Royal Mile, a mile-long road running from the castle to the Holyrood Palace. This mile is the central street in the Old Town, the medieval part of the city. Many shops and attractions open their doors onto the mile, and many more are hidden just out of view on the many narrow closes that run from the mile.
|And nobody can walk past so many blue police-boxes|
without straightening their imaginary bowties at least once
Princess Street Garden
Between Princess street and the Old Town lays the park. Although it's only open during daylight, it's a beautiful and quiet place. The famous Scott Monument is in the park, and on the sides of it are Waverly Station and the National Gallery.
National Museum of Scotland
There's a legend in Edinburgh about a small dog that sat on it's owner's grave for fourteen years, which has subsequently made said graveyard a popular tourist attraction. Although I don't know about the dog -after all, I'm very much a cat person, and my cats would certainly have something to meow about if I didn't feed them for fourteen years- but the place was magical. The dark atmosphere, creepy monuments and fantastic view on the roofs of Old Town made it easy to see how Edinburgh might have helped inspire horror stories such as Jekyll & Hyde.
|Off course, no self respecting horror-location is complete without a community garden.|
Well that's it for today folks, Stay tuned for the next part of the epic Scotland Journey when we'll be visiting Holyrood Park and climb Arthur's Seat.
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