Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... the Allotments Cemetery, Saughton Rose Gardens, and Murryfield Stadium!
A few days ago, we had a foggy walk from St. Bernard's Bridge to The Shore and docks in Leith passing through Stockbridge and St. Mark's Park. Our journey ended at the Victoria Swing bridge built in 1874 and, at the time, the longest swing bridge in the UK! Now it is a pedestrian bridge allowing great views of the The Shore, once an area of industry where ships ...
... here 10 days already, today is the first that fits the bill. As we head down the hill to catch the Edinburgh train, the shore opposite is shrouded in mist and from the train even this side looks silvery and mysterious.
Arriving at Waverley Station we find the capital city swathed in fog and drizzle and looking as if it is attemtping to live up to its nickname of 'auld reekie'. The exit from the station and the climb up a steep alley are ...
... at a pub had a drink then headed for another cheap curry meal at a different spot. This place was a tiny bit more expensive, but it also included table service and a bit more variety.
We then went to a free show venue, looked at the board and decided on a show, but as we were heading there some "flyerers" (that's what they're called here) convinced us to go to Joel Dommett's show. It was totally worth it. He was hilarious. It was a great narrative, and ...
... and ate ice cream in Meadows Park, walked through Greyfriars Kirkyard searching for the grave of Thomas Riddell, hiked to the top of Arthur's Seat in Holyrood Park, took the double-decker bus tour of downtown, boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia, and spent several hours exploring the Dynamic Earth Museum. But we all agree that we had the best time at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions museum. Located on the Castlehill section of the Royal Mile next ...
... way up I decided to continue passed and stop at view points along the way and take a few photos.There on the steep hillside on the south side of “The Lecht” is the “Old Military Road” which is simply two tracks of dirt heading across the mountains and so I turned off there and headed along this road to see what I could find.Old houses and buildings from bygone times were to be found but most of all it was the wonderful scenery. The ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Edinburgh | Innfrom $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
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $123
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $71