Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... this part of the world would have seen corn. The chapel has a resident cat, William, who wandered in as a kitten some years ago and just stays in the chapel, sitting on a pew. While we were sitting for a talk, William came and found Cheryl, sitting on her lap, quite to her delight. We were back in Edinburgh at about noon and jumped right on one of the hop on-hop off buses. The guide was not good, and it started to rain, so we got off at the Art Gallery of ...
... chapel (St. Margaret's chapel, which is very teeny-tiny, and also happens to be the oldest building in Edinburgh, dating back to the 12 century, and on the highest peek in Edinburgh), Scotland's crown jewels (which were not quite as impressive as England's crown jewels, but still neat to see), and the small whiskey store! We had a great time touring the castle, and were pleasantly surprised to see Marissa standing at the gates as we left. We had been trying to find wi-fi all day ...
... and had a cup of tea. It was a nice cafe, pretty busy, and not everyone looked like gawping tourists. More than just us, though.
Then we wandered for a bit, aiming generally downhill, but we had to go up to get a good start. Having dealt with the sidelines, we were now on the main part of the day, which was to walk down the Royal Mile, which runs from the Castle down the hill for, oh, I don't know how far. The shops are ...
... the tops of my meals so far.
Now it is time to take a train back to London and then a 9 hour overnight bus ride to Paris! It is going to be nice to sit and do nothing the rest of the day, I am exhausted. Looking back at my time in Edinburgh, I can honestly say that this is my favorite city so far. The architecture, history, and walkability of the city makes it a great place to visit! I will be back some day!
Until next time,
After breakfast we drove through the Scottish Lowlands and Border Counties to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott. We were split into two groups with two different guides. Our guide was quite knowledgeable about Sir Scott and all of the oddities and other collectibles that we found in the house - armor, skulls, swords, locks, etc. Sir Scott also had quite an impressive library. One room was just 2,000 volumes of reference materials. He ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Lourdes | Hotelfrom $80
South Queensferry, Edinburgh | Innfrom $110
Balgreen, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $117
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | Innfrom $124
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $139
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star inn
- Great hotel/and plenty hot water
- Great old house atmosphere
- Staff friendly and water hot
Leith, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $122
Blackford, Edinburgh | 4 star innfrom $131
- Not Recommended
- A lovely place to stay!
- Joyful stay at the Ben Doran
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $71
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $123