Edinburgh seriously does not get the credit it deserves for being one of the coolest cities on this planet. I was so blown away by the incredible architecture, the beauty of the ancient buildings (and castle), the accents of the locals (think of the thickest southern accent you can but with a Scottish twang). The flowers even! I was in love. I think Scotland may be tied for Turkey in my places-I've-been book for its absolute and mysterious beauty. (I need to make it to Greece soon to challenge that!)
I went on a ten hour road trip in the middle of the night and it was hell. The only good part was having the sun rise at 4am and being able to watch the rolling hills of Scotland covered with sheep blindly for 3 hours. I would not recommend driving from London to Scotland--the train is worth the extra.
Enjoy the photos (I took so many). 11 more days here! I'm miss you you fabulous country.