Here is a fun fact about the wall that use to surround Edinburgh:
To leave the city, it was free. You could leave the walls of Edinburgh without paying anything. However, to return you had to pay a toll. Since the residence of Edinburgh were rather poor (as it was with most cities of the time)- finding it hard to buy bread- not many people left the walls of the city. The walls marked the end of the world. As my tour guide said, ‘Most people in the city of Edinburgh lived, loved, and died within the walls of the city without ever living.’ I’m glad that isn’t the case now.
We did stop and have a pint at this pub. It’s nice, especially on a hot summers day.