Of all the cities that we have visited here in the UK, I think that Edinburgh is the most beautiful. It is also the one with the most character.
We recently spent 4 days there and stayed in our favourite hotel chain - Travelodge. Our decision to stay at the Edinburgh Central at St. Mary's Street turned out to be right choice. It was right in the middle of the Royal Mile - between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood Palace. The hotel staff were really friendly and helpful and we didn't have any problems during our stay apart from the fact that the lift was out of order a couple of days. I got some exercise walking up and down the stairs.
You can see that we enjoyed the trip or otherwise I would have been ranting on about the broken down lift. I was great to get away from it all - from the stress of our research work and I didn't access the Internet even once for the whole four days. Though it did drizzle a bit now and then, over the weather was great all the while we were there.
Here are some pictures from the trip:
Trying to make sense of the map
The Scottish Parliament
Gates to the palace
The Royal Mile
St. Giles and Statue of Adam Smith in the distance
St. Giles' Cathedral or the High Kirk of Edinburgh