|Kings Cross Station|
We made it to Kings Cross in plenty of time to grab our sandwiches and take some pictures. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Kings Cross is the site of Platform 9 and three-quarters in the Harry Potter stories. What we didn't realize is that they've set up a photo opportunity so you can have your picture taken as you attempt to charge through the wall with a house scarf floating out behind you.
|Platform 9 and 3/4|
They offer an assortment of scarves to match the Hogwart houses, although everyone we saw selected the Griffindor scarf. And that's Hedwig's cage on the top of the luggage. Hedwig has already made it through the wall. The queue was long to get your picture taken, and most of those in line were young women. They suggest you look as if you are running, but this young lady appears to be taking a leisurely stroll.
|Our train to Edinburgh|
Once we arrived in Edinburgh (pronounced Ed-in-borough) Waverly station we had to figure the best way to get out of the station to make our way to the flat.
|Edinburgh Waverly Station|
We stepped out onto Princes Street, and one of the first things we saw was the monument for Sir Walter Scott. A very unique looking structure that rose above the trees.
Edinburgh is a very different city that appears to have a close affinity with stairs.
|Stairs from Victoria Street to Upper Bow|
There are stairs to get from one street level to the next.
|Edinburgh Royal Mile|
Our flat is right off the Royal Mile on a small street called Upper Bow. So small we almost missed it.
|Our flat is the red door next to the white store front|
We're back in the flat now, and both of us are exhausted, so we're ready to settle down for the night. Tomorrow, Edinburgh Castle and the tour bus....