The Lesser-Known Sights on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
A picture could be worth a thousand words, or it could leave you speechless. I never expected these surprising sights on the Royal Mile, but they did leave me laughing and smiling as we meandered on down the road. If you visit Edinburgh, prepare yourselves for the juxtaposition of the odd, funny, and theatrical against a background of intriguing history and architecture.
Minions can even be found in Scotland.
Another Free Visitor Attraction in Edinburgh
Most of these interesting characters can be found closer to Edinburgh Castle. But, before I finish this post, I wanted to mention another freebie attraction, St. Giles' Cathedral, and it's right along the Royal Mile. It's a lovely place to gain a bit of quiet and refuge from lousy weather.
St. Giles is more warm and inviting inside than I expected, most of which is due to natural light pooled from its collection of gorgeous stained glass windows and interiors whitewashed by Calvinists. The light helps illuminate the cathedral's fair share of fabulous fan-vaulted ceilings.
Donations are encouraged to help with maintenance. If you are hungry, stop into the Cathedral's Cafe for a bite to eat. Cafe is open 9-5 Mon-Sat; 11-5 Sundays. Check the website for updated information here.