E is for Edinburgh ~ 2018 #AtoZ Challenge

E is for Edinburgh

E is for Edinburgh

2018 #AtoZ Challenge

 

Today, we’re hopping on a short flight for the puddle jump from Dublin to Edinburgh.

Scotland’s capital city boasts many museums, is the fictional home of Ian Rankin’s, Rebus, and two castles at either end of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle (seen below) sits atop an extinct volcano.

At the opposite end of the street stands the Palace of Holyrood House, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh.

E is for Edinburgh

But the city has a dark side. Deacon Brodie, a mild-mannered well-respected businessman by day, thief by night. He was the inspiration for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

There are also the notorious grave robbers, William Burke and William Hare. They dug up the dearly-departed and sold the corpses to Doctor Robert Knox. When they couldn’t get enough already dead bodies, they resorted to murder to fill the quota.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a trip to this vibrant city.

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