|Hotel room at the Apex Waterloo|
|The tub Tom enjoyed a bath in!|
|Taking in the sights|
|"Man of Steel" movie ad on a Scotland bus!|
NICE HOTEL - We stayed at the Apex Waterloo Hotel and it was wonderful. We were on the 10th floor (top floor) and had a nice view of the North Sea and the northern edge of Edinburgh. The room had a nice big tub (which Tom enjoyed a bubble bath in), shower, comfy bed, desk, TV and an internet connection we could use freely on another floor.
|A castle-like building on a hill in Edinburgh|
SUPERMAN IN SCOTLAND - I was excited to see a "Man of Steel" poster on the side of a double decker bus!
|The Scottish Monument|
|"Arthur's Seat" - the extinct volcano|
WALKING THE CITY- We unpacked and walked around the city, walked through the huge underground mall, grabbing a sandwich and taking it back to the hotel, where we watched some kind of Scottish HGTV.
LOOKING AT ARTHUR'S SEAT - No, we weren't looking at a guy's butt... but that's not to say we wouldn't. We were looking at a geographical feature called "Arthur's Seat." According to Wikipedia, Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as "a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design." It is situated in the center of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 822 ft. Arthur's Seat is the largest of the three parts of the Arthur's Seat Volcano site of special scientific interest which is designated to protect its important geology (see below), grassland habitats and uncommon plant and animal species.
|downtown Edinburgh, Scotland|
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