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May 14

Edinburgh - Royal Mile and Diagon Alley Inspiration

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May 14

We started our day by going to 2 Farmers Markets, both near the castle. We ate some wonderful local food at one of the markets. Sean had a buffalo burger and Wanda had a venison pie. Lots of breads and pastries. Met a couple from Whitefish, the husband was wearing a Montana State University cap (Go Bobcats!). They had been in Ireland and Scotland as well. We then walked the Royal Mile. It is a shopping district between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace (Mary Queen of Scots home). For all you Harry Potter fans – we walked up Victoria Street which was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. It is a two level shopping street, very cool. This street is in the oldest part of Edinburgh which dates back to medieval times. Edinburgh is the birthplace of Harry Potter because JK Rowling wrote at least the first three books in the series at a local coffee shop. Edinburgh is where she drew much of her inspiration for the locations, landscapes and architecture details in the series. She still has a “small mansion” in Edinburgh.

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Victoria Street - Diagon Alley Inspiration
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Images of the Royal Mile and surrounding area
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Posted by mccarthytravel 14:40 Archived in United Kingdom

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