The train station was under construction, it was not clear how to exit the platform or if I had to pass through a wicket to get out to the city. It turned out I just exited, no ticket checks and this, Waverley Steps turned out to be my exit from the station.
This is Bobby, this dog watched over his masters grave for 14 years until his death in 1872... or so the story goes.
Southeast side of downtown is Holyrood Park which is mostly this small mountain hill.
I wanted to reach the summit but the trailhead of the path you see above starts to the left. Then wraps around the side of the mountain about half way up to the summit. After you turn around the back side the path returns back to ground level. I think there is a way to get to the summit but I was to lazy to figure that out, I basically walked half way up the hill twice.
You could tell this thing was really old. Parts of the staircase was less wide than me.
It seems like every corner of the city was some large hill, staircase or combination of the two that after climbing up you can get a great view of the city. This is true for the castle too.
Across the city from the castle is Old Calton Cemetery. In the center of the Cemetery is a statue of Abraham Lincoln, this was erected in 1893.
Near where I stayed in Edinburgh was a pub called Sandy Bell's. Below is some music played by locals at the pub, recored with Ipod Touch. This seemed very Irish too me, like pubs in Chicago.