In June 2014, I went on a 15 day bus tour of the UK and Ireland with my mom, aunt and uncle. I only get to see my mom once or twice a year, so I was thrilled at the opportunity to spend 2 weeks hanging out with her. It was an awesome trip, and one I’ll remember for a lifetime.

On day 10 of our tour, we took the ferry from Belfast to Scotland. We drove to Edinburgh. Edinburgh was my second favorite stop, after Bath. I want to go back to Edinburgh and spend more time there, and in the rest of Scotland. I discovered on my trip there that my dad’s side of the family is Scottish.  I didn’t even realize that my last name was Scottish.

Our first night in Edinburgh, we went to a traditional Scottish dinner/dance show. The show itself was only ok, though the food was good. Of course, I tried some haggis, which was actually not terrible.

The second day, we toured Edinburgh Castle and wandered the Royal Mile. I climbed to the top of the Scott Monument, 287 steps.  The view from the top was beautiful. We also toured the Brittania, the royal ship.

city view


view from scott tower

scottish countryside

royal mile


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