I couldn't leave Scotland without heading to Edinburgh. I only had a few hours, but I fell in love.
We started the journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train. Once in Edinburgh, we hiked what felt like a thousand stairs to the Edinburgh Castle.
We adventured around the castle for a couple of hours, looking at Mary Queen of Scots memorabilia and talking our professor, Dr. Parsons, out of several large souvenirs.
Next, we were on to The Whiskey Experience on the Royal Mile.
We were put inside of a giant whiskey barrel and taken on a short roller coaster-like ride. On the ride, a ghost told us all about how whiskey was made- including the glowing bubbles pictured below.
Once our coaster ride was complete, we were given scratch cards that gave off the scent of each region's whiskey to pick what we wanted to taste. We watched video clips about each region before deciding.
We were taken into a dark room to make our decision. The lights went out and circles of each color appeared. We placed our glasses on the color dot of the whiskey we wanted to try. I chose Speyside.
We were then walked into the largest whiskey collection in the world to add ice or water to our whiskey.
Once we finished our whiskey event, we headed back to Glasgow and grabbed dinner at a local pizzeria. With our bellies full we went back to our hotels, ready to go our separate ways.