Today we visited Edinburgh Castle; I visited all the public areas I could find except two. We then ate dinner at the Elephant House Cafe, where J.K. Rowling started writing the Harry Potter series.
This is a view of the castle from the back room of the Cafe:
I'm not quite sure what to write about the Castle, because you can probably find higher quality photos on the 'net of any part of I might post. So here are proof-we-were-there photos of Margaret and me:
I had visited the Castle once before, on a conference trip back in 1994, but had forgotten most of it except the general shape and Mons Meg. There were bits I'm sure I never saw, such as the regimental museum of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, who have had a fascinating history, and a recreation of what part of the castle looked like when it was used to house prisoners of war. I don't remember an audio tour twenty-two years ago, so that might have been "new"; I really like going at my own pace, so being able to punch number into a device that would talk at me (and which could be paused or restarted) was a win.
Edit: here is Margaret's blog about the same day.