I decided to create a new series, Travel Thursday, in lieu of Throwback Thursdays. Since most of my travels are from when I was in college or grad school, it seems fitting that I combine the two.
This week, I'd like to tell you a bit about my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.
|I'm sure the guy in the background just loved being in my picture ha!|
I've always had an interest in Scotland since that's where my family came from before coming to America. Several family members have a huge interest in genealogy (myself included!) and have done a lot of research so it was really neat to be in the country where my ancestors are from.
Edinburgh is really old world and I loved walking the Royal Mile, the main street between Holyrood House, the Queen's official residence and Edinburgh Castle. It's also where I went on my first pub crawl and got my tattoo!
There are lots of hills within the city and one of the places I climbed was Arthur's Seat. It is part of an old volcano in the middle of the city. I wound up climbing it alone because none of my friends wanted to but it was so worth it. The views of Edinburgh and surrounding area were awesome!
|Edinburgh Castle is on the opposing hill|
We stopped at Housesteads Fort along Hadrian's Wall on the way back to Harlaxton and I was so excited. I had just taken a Roman archaeology class the semester before and it was so neat to put my knowledge to use. Hadrian's Wall was a wall constructed by the Roman emperor Hadrian to keep the Picts out of the Roman Empire. It stretches for 73 miles across northern Britain.
I highly recommend a trip to Scotland and Northern England if you ever get the chance. It's beautiful and somewhere I would love to go back to!