In the holidays, I went to Scotland for a week and first we went to Edinburgh and then to Aberdeen afterwards. When we arrived in Edinburgh, we went to Arthur’s Seat, which is an extinct volcano; Arthur’s Seat is 250.5 m (822 ft) high, and it was really hard work climbing up it, but was worth it because it had loads of amazing views all around.
Arthurs sea view
A tomb on Arthurs seat.
The next day we went to Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, which was brilliant. It had loads of good views from the top and you can spy on people, give them electric shocks and play the stairs, when you walked on the stairs they played the piano and so much more. From the gift shop I got a Spy pen and a static science kit. My favourite thing there was a mirror maze, which was really tricky.
camera obscura binoculars
my ghost shaking hands with me
me swimming in the fishes
world of illusions
telescope camera obscura
me and my skeleton
Then we went to a really nice restaurant for dinner, called Ondine, and had lots of shellfish.
ondine seafish platter
Then we went to Edinburgh Castle and saw the 1 ‘O’ clock gun, my favourite part was the prisons and, I got locked in one of them, with GEORGIA.
The royal mile
Me with a bagpiper statue
Edinburgh castle view
Edinburgh castle soldier
Then for tea we went to the Scran and Scallie and I had fish and chips.
The Scran and Scallie
fish goujons and homemade tartare sauce
On the last day for dinner we went to a restaurant called Fishers, which is right next to the sea, and ate lots more seafood.
Afterwards we went to Greyfriars Kirk and found out the story of Greyfriars bobby (a dog) his owner is an Edinburgh policeman named John Gray who died in 1858. His dog was so loyal that he watched over his dead master’s grave at the Greyfriars Cemetery for 14 years until his own death in 1872.
Greyfriars bobby grave
Greyfriars bobby statue
This is one of the graves that J.K Rowling used for ideas of names for Harry Potter characters.
harry potter grave
I LOVE EDINBURGH
My favourite place that we went to was Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.