Park View House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
The day begins with somewhat cloudy conditions with a forecast top temperature of 17 degrees and showers later in the day.
We start off with a home cooked breakfast which is pleasant enough. The first event planned today is to tour the Royal Brittania. We decided not to take the car for fear of parking issues and despite it being six kilometres away, we agree to walk. Crickey, the traffic is heavy in Edinburgh and it would not be a pleasant place to drive. ...
Getting cooler here! But is it weird I don't mind?
Claire met me after work on Friday and we wandered through the Xmas markets.
Had a couple of gluhweins and I also tried a hot apple Drambuie toddy!
For dinner we had a pulled brisket with haggis, onion and gravy roll - yum!
Went to an old haunt and work-place of Claire's - ...
... It memorializes many famous Scots including George Buchanan, advisor to Mary Queen of Scots, and James Hutton, the father of modern geology.
But, perhaps the most famous inhabitant of the graveyard at Greyfriars is Greyfriars Bobby, a loyal terrier. Bobby was the partner of ...
... been helpful in navigating us in the right direction. The small, twisty dark alleys and streets are great to stroll. I can't say enough about it.
Wi-fi is slow this morning, so I can't upload pics now, but hopefully soon! Hope all is well back at home. I did see the Packers lost. :(
Until next time,
... between houses and was about 8 feet wide. This one in particular was the only one not filled in when they built the new government buildings over it in the late 1700's. They didn't knock anything down they just filled it and and built over it. The interior of the houses were intact and you got a feeling of what life was like in that time period. It was underground for us but the Close would have been open to the sky back then but still dark because of the height ...