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Picture of a Christmas market Picture of Princes Street in Edinburgh
Picture of the Nelson Monument After two days of hillwalking it was time for something different, so I took the train from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Edinburgh Waverley Station. From the train station it is not far to Princes Street Gardens, where I visited the German Christmas Market (which was frighteningly close to the real thing, only the language was different).

Via Princes Street I continued to Calton Hill, from where I had nice views over to the Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat. The Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament construction site (the white crane belongs to the site) are visible as well. You can't make them out on the picture below, but quite a few people were on Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags. As it was quite hazy and you couldn't see very far I decided against joining them.

Picture of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags
Picture of a statue against the sun From Calton Hill I returned to Princes Street and followed it along Princes Street Gardens. The low sun behind the castle gave some interesting views like the one on the left.

Through West Princes Street Gardens I continued to Johnston Terrace from where I looked at the castle from a different view. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the Canongate area and a pub at Grassmarket.

Early in the evening I returned to the Christmas market in Princes Street Gardens, which looked quite impressive under Edinburgh Castle, before returning to Glasgow by train.

Picture of Edinburgh Castle Picture of Princes Street Gardens at night
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