The First thing that we did after checking into our hotel was visit the Scott Monument. After dragging myself up the 287 steps to the top my legs were totally jellified even before the day had truly begun! But it was totally worth it, the views were amazing! It was deceptively high and the passageways got narrower the higher I climbed.
A cannon-eye view of the Scott Monument seen from Edinburgh Castle. We were thoroughly impressed with Edinburgh Castle, there's plenty to see, especially if you like a war/armourie museum or two!
We had a little walk around the botanical gardens. But unfortunately we didn't walk around the whole of the gardens, just one section, because my poor feet were all walked out!