Harry Potter Sights in Scotland

I wrote up our Scotland holiday recently (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), but here’s a little bonus post for the HP fangirls out there like myself.

I started writing this post in the bar of Edinburgh’s famous Balmoral Hotel, where J.K. Rowling lived while she wrote the final Harry Potter book.

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Holiday in Scotland, Part 3: Entertaining Edinburgh

ICYMI: Read about the first part of our Scotland holiday here, and the second part here.

We spent the last three nights of our six-night holiday in Edinburgh, which is simply a lovely city. It feels sort of like a less overwhelming version of London. It has similar architecture and sense of history about it, a lot of the same chain stores and eateries, and double-decker buses, but it’s all on a smaller scale.

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Holiday in Scotland, Part 2: Oban and the Inner Hebrides

ICYMI: See my Holiday in Scotland, Part 1 post here.

Picking up on our next day in Oban, we headed off on a day trip to the Inner Hebrides isles. A boat ride on open waters was probably a bit bold after M braved the full Scottish breakfast that morning.

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Yes, that’s haggis AND black pudding. Don’t worry, there’s green veg on the plate, too. See it? Healthy.

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Holiday in Scotland, Part 1: Glasgow and the Highlands

Just like the queen, M and I spent our August holiday in Scotland. Sans children. HUGE thank you to my in-laws for coming to London and staying with our girls so we could have a real getaway. I’m breaking up the trip into three posts, because I have a lot of photos to share, and one post for the whole week would be incredibly long.

Glasgow

We flew into Glasgow in the evening, and spent the night and the next morning there before picking up a car and heading into the Highlands.

These were the first people we saw when we walked into the hotel lobby:img_9230
Then the woman at reception told us “Don’t be alarmed if you hear drums. They won’t be on long.” It was a Hilton Doubletree. YEAH, SCOTLAND! FREEEEDOOMMM!

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