"Built on Seven Hills"

A coach ride and several uncomfortable naps later,
we arrived in Edinburgh, our last stop in Scotland. 

And just a little tip-
it's pronounced EH-din-bur-uh.

Once you get the hang of it, it's really quite fun to say!
Go ahead, say it. I know you want to. 

Despite the terrible rain and piercing wind on the first day we visited,
it's safe to say I fell in love with this city!
Since it's said to have been "built on Seven Hills,"
a postcard view is accessible from just about anywhere in this historic city. 

Just a few of my favorite places...

The beautiful Edinburgh Castle, which happens to be built on a hill, is charming and historic,
and offers a spectacular view looking out over the city.

If you're as excited about the Royal Family as I am, then you'd enjoy visiting Holyroodhouse
the Queen's Scottish residence. 

While you're there, take a walk through her beautiful garden.

If you're up for an adventure, hike Arthur's Seat, the highest hill in Edinburgh.
 I was a bit deceived when I first agreed to take this trek to the top...

...But I have to say, the view at the top is breathtaking- literally.

It really is worth all the huffing and sweating to see this magnificent view of the city.

Just be prepared for wind so strong you can't even speak without spit flying out of your mouth. 

Don't say I didn't warn you!

After you work up an appetite from all that hiking, head over to The Elephant House.

Harry Potter fans, anyone?
Well, J.K. Rowling began her famous series of books at this very restaurant.
Whether you're a huge Harry Potter fan or not, 
it's still really cool to see. 

And plus the food is delicious and very affordable, 
so you have no reason not to go! 

I'd love to hear any other suggestions for next time i'm in Edinburgh!