My Amazing Trip to Scotland Part 1

Edinburgh

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 seat

Arthurs seat

Arthurs sea view

Arthurs sea view

A tomb on Arthurs seat.

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

camera obscura

Camera Obscura

Camera Obscura

camera obscura binoculars

camera obscura binoculars

mirror maze

mirror maze

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my ghost shaking hands with me

me swimming in the fishes

me swimming in the fishes

crackle all

crackle ball

world of illusions

world of illusions

electric room

electricity stuff

telescope camera obscura

telescope camera obscura

Headless Me

Headless Me

me and my skeleton

me and my skeleton

camera obscura

scottish flag

scottish flag

Then we went to a really nice restaurant for dinner, called Ondine, and had lots of shellfish.

ondine seafish platter

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

The royal mile

Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh castle

Me with a bagpiper statue

Me with a bagpiper statue

Edinburgh castle view

Edinburgh castle view

Edinburgh castle soldier

Edinburgh castle soldier

cannon controling

cannon controlling

Then for tea we went to the Scran and Scallie and I had fish and chips.

The Scran and Scallie

The Scran and Scallie

fish goujons and homemade tartare sauce

fish goujons and homemade tartare sauce

salad

salad

Roast potatos

Roast potatos

giant cookie

giant cookie

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.

seafood

seafood

oysters

oysters

mussels

mussels

Fishers

Fishers

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 church

Greyfriars church

Greyfriars bobby grave

Greyfriars bobby grave

graves

graves

Greyfriars bobby statue

Greyfriars bobby statue

This is one of the graves that J.K Rowling used for ideas of names for Harry Potter characters.

harry potter

harry potter grave

I LOVE EDINBURGH

My favourite place that we went to was Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

5 comments on “My Amazing Trip to Scotland Part 1” so far

  1. Grandad

    I’ve been to Edinburgh and loved it like you,but you did so much more that I want to go back now and see all the other parts that look so good in your blog.
    Arthur’s seat looks an interesting place with great views.Your skeleton looks cool.What was you favourite part of the camera obscura and illusions?
    Did you have a good time in the castle?
    That was a sad story about Greyfrairs Bobby and interesting to learn how J.K Rowling used the graves for her novel names.Well done-keep up the blogging.x

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  2. Auntie Lisa

    Another great blog post Dillon! I love reading about what you’ve been up to and it always makes me want to go to the places you’ve been! Camera Obscura sounds cool. I wonder who thought of all those good ideas for fun things to do there.

    How funny that you’ve walked through the same graveyard as J K Rowling! Maybe since you’re so good at writing you’ll write some very famous books one day like her! Xxx

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