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Edinburgh is amazing. Unbelievably amazing. The city is divided into two main areas… Old town and New town. Old town centres around one street, the Royal Mile which stretches between two royal places: one, Holyrood Palace where the queen stays on her visits to Edinburgh, and at the top end, an old castle. Now the castle kind of looms over the …
... in Edinburgh. Managed to locate the bus into town quite easily and walked from the drop-off point trundling our suitcases along Princes Street. The beauty was that we weren't the only ones and there was people wheeling suitcases everywhere.
Found our accommodation quite easy and rung the doorbell for entry. We were buzzed in and then discovered that the Townhouse was the top two floors of ...
... food. Ed was sure Ian was going to be duffeled but he managed to make it back to the train before it left. The same route back to London that we took coming up. I had to laugh when we were in York station and Ian asked Ed to take a photo of the top of the roof spans (I had taken the same photo when we were leaving York). A couple of Policemen got on at York - as they went past I said to Ed he better be good - they stopped and chatted with him, asked to see the photos he had taken ...
... people about. I eventually found myself back in the old town area, more by accident than design. So I had another look around at the place at night, a bit spooky with all those gothic towers. On my way home I stopped at a kebab shop (and I wasn't even drunk). I had a chicken shawarma (I've never heard of such a thing), turns out it was pretty much a 'make your own kebab' on a plate. Tasty though with some interesting spices. Scotland is often cold grey and ...
... the whole way around – the Giant’s Causeway (created by Fin the Giant) was fascinating with all the stories associated with its formation and Dingle and Westport were such typical towns with brightly painted shops including an award winning ice cream shop, bars and a village square and it goes without saying – rain!
There was some discrepancy over whether the term ...
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