Got to go to Edinburgh for a conference. Lucky enough to have two days either side of said conference for exploration and fun - what an amazingly beautiful city! Have to go back. what's this!? sun in october?!?? Scottish War Memorial Lizzies summer place. Was devastated I couldn't take photos on the tour, but fair enough seeing as it's a working palace. The Scott Monument - largest monument in the world dedicated to a writer. As someone famous once remarked, it looks as though someone cut the top off of a gothic church and plonked it straight on the ground. Climbing it was great fun! That bloody castle again. I loved that you could see it from pretty much anywhere in the city. Very imposing.