I returned from a holiday in Europe last week. Among many other places I have seen during those marvelous two weeks, Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, left the biggest impression on me.
The first thing that you notice after comming to Scotland is that the people speak somehow differently. The typical famous Scotch accent is something very hard to understand for those who haven't come across it yet. Some of the people from non-English-speaking countries that I met told me that they had first thought it had even nothing to do with English at all. Anyway, if you try hard, you will get used to it after a few days and maybe even, like me, start saying the typical 'Aaaye' instead of 'Yes'.
Now to the city itself. After getting off the train at Weaverly station, I literally found myself in the middle ages. If it weren't for the cars and all those signs of modern civilization, one could have easily thought that he went through a gap in time and found himself some five hundred years ago. All the buildings, dominated by the Edinburgh castle, surpassing the Princess Street Gardens, are made of the same grey stone and are all centruies old.
The most magnificent view can be seen from Calton Hill. A hill just next to the city centre gives you a breathtaking view of the Castle and the surrounding buildings from one side, and from the other side of the hill, you can see the nearby seashore and the infinite horizon of the Northern see.