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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... Royal Mile is a street which actually is longer than a mile in length. It runs from the Edinburgh Castle at the top of the hill to the Palace of Holyrood at the bottom which is where the Queen spends a week every year.
The Royal Mile comprises buildings of magnificent architecture and little lane ways and alleys. It is complemented by the cobbled streets which are used by lots of cars! It is also retail central. There are ...
... and glens that aren’t always easily
accessible by road. It was also picture
card beautiful as unlike the previous two trips North, the heather was in full
bloom and the highlands tingled with that misty purple that is Scotland’s
trademark. It was probably the most
relaxing way to visit the Highlands as no one had to drive the narrow roads,
and Scots Rail serves a not bad wine although the sandwiches ...
... have been quite deprived! Down the Royal Mile again to the Museum of the People. This is a very interesting collection of the working lives of the people of Edinburgh. There was quite a strong emphasis on women and their role in both the home and the workforce almost up to present times. A tiny rest then back to Milne's on Rosé Street for dinner. We had a quick browse in a ritzy department store called Jenners ...
... Throughout the day it has become increasingly clear.. and as I write this, at 8.30pm, there is blue sky with a few fluffy white clouds slowly moving across it. I can’t believe how lucky I have been with the weather.
I caught a taxi to Dene Guest House in Eyre Place – where I will be based for the next 4 nights. I will preface this by saying that I think the Archway Guest House in Windermere has spoilt me for any future Guest House ...
Brian's Do-dad (Nexus touch screen): Brian thought it would be a good thing to have something other than the netbook for this trip (ACER, still going after our first trip). It is something extra to carry, but it has been very useful. It has map software that's saved us on the streets of Kuala Lumpur as well as top-maps of Fiordland National Park. He could also download books from my Kindle, play games, surf ...