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Edinburgh – with its distinct Old Town and New Town districts – is an amazing city, and I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t thoroughly enjoyed it. I spent two really great nights in Edinburgh (one of which was Halloween), based at Budget Backpackers in the Old Town.

As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh has quite the history. The photos below, and their captions, tell some of that story, at least the version I heard.

Ronan, myself, and another Budget Backpacker at the Frankenstein on the nightly Old Town pub crawl.

Greyfriars Bobby, the fervently loyal dog, has become somewhat of an Edinburgh icon.

A stained glass window in St. Margaret’s Chapel, which is the oldest building in Edinburgh Castle.

Greyfriars Kirkyard (the graveyard a stone’s throw from Budget Backpackers) on Halloween.  Very, very spooky.

The Black Mausoleum inside Greyfriars Kirkyard on Halloween.  Google “Covenanters Prison” to read about all sorts of haunted tales that originate here.

Edinburgh castle and the Princes Street Gardens, which separate Old Town and New Town.

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