Edinburgh

Edinburgh by Night

 

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland. There are 112 parks in the city, making it the greenest city in the UK, The city is standing on seven hills like ancient Rome. 464,000 people,  in the population of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is built on top of a extinct volcano. Every day at one o’clock, the castle fires a cannon to tell everyone that it’s one 0’clock. People sometimes call Edinburgh ‘the Athens of the North’ because the  Castle rock is similar to the one in the Greek capital Athens, on the Acropolis .

Another volcano in Edinburgh is called Arthur’s Seat, or sometimes call Arthur’s Throne. Here are some facts about it.

Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland  which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louise Stevenson  as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. Arthur’s Seat is often mentioned as one of the possible locations for Camelot the legendary castle and court for King Arthur. On top of Arthur’s Seat there are the remains of an iron age hillfort which was built in 600 BC. On the cliff-face a group of boys were hunting for rabbits, but instead, they found a cave and by doing this found 17 wooden coffins.

Our School Trip

On Wednesday, me and my class went to Edinburgh; we went to learn more about how JK Rowling got her inspiration for Harry Potter. This is because she started writing her first ever book in Edinburgh’s The Elephant House cafe and finished her books in the Balmoral Hotel. The most interesting thing we saw at Edinburgh ( related to Harry Potter) was the museum because (spoiler alert )in there are the chessmen from the movie! We also visited  Edinburgh Castle which was the inspiration for Hogwarts ( which is a school for magic).

We also went to a Scottish monument where we climbed all over it and played with the things that we bought ; I bought a stick of Rock, a Teddy and a fidget spinner. While we were still at the museum we saw mini hot-air balloons that could be accelerated into the air with the flick of a switch and creating ho air inside the balloon, this made it shoot into the sky.

I would really recommend you going to Edinburgh, and enjoy the Harry Potter experience of a life time.

Thank You For Reading

Bye!!!

5 Comments on "Edinburgh"

  1. What a wonderful trip you had Thomas

  2. Martha Davies | Jun 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm | Reply

    Wish I could visit Edinburgh your article just wanted me to visit there right at this very moment Keep it up! 😀

  3. wow Mr Devlin I think you like going around the world ! Keep it up !!

  4. wow i didnt know that i just want to visit there myself.

  5. I have been to Edinburgh 2 times and I thought it was really good. Your article was really good to it was really detailed and lots of punctuation.

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