Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
Every shower has been a learning session on how to use it I have loved each challenge and then will tell John since I shower first. I miss our big shower and water flow. Haha. Had a nice breakfast in our B and B and then 1/2 rode a city bus and then walked up the hill to the castle. Had some fabulous views and spent about 3 hours up there. Lots of tourist from all over with all the ...
... the world!
We continue on past the Scottish Parliament building which has a very unusual design...are those hammers or scotty dogs stuck all over the sides? Opposite this, right at the bottom is Holyroodhouse Palace. From here we catch a bus to Ocean Terminal in Leith to see the royal yacht, Brittania. Frankly it's a disappointment and we decide we're not going to waste £12 each to step onboard. We head back to Princes Street. Ian points out that our trip ...
... believable, with a long promenade, white sand and people suntanning on the beach. That is until you dip your toe in the water (In case you are wondering the North Sea is freezing!!!) We found a lovely little beach restaurant overlooking the sea, and had a scrumptious - very British - lunch. Sad to say goodbye to mom and dad - but next stop Cambridge and ...
... I could be mistaken, but I think of that every time I see a sculpture. This was no exception. Rodin perfectly captures the muscle tension in the bodies. Their backs, arms, legs were fascinating and the males hands were huge and so
detailed. I loved it!
We saw another Rembrandt, some other paintings, and then caved into our hunger. None of us were interested in that museum cafe but we hadn't passed anything on our way to the museum that was within our price range either. ...
... of shadow puppetry and Sammy's over-enthusiastic handling of it (defying gravity to annoy Randy) - I swear we both were in uncontrollable fits of laughter. I think you even beat my fave Adam Hills this time round; but only because his show this year was heavily concentrated on audience participation instead of his usual stand-up routine.
We just missed out on "Austentatious" though, which was a free improv show of an Austen ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
Balgreen, Edinburgh | Innfrom $65
South Queensferry, Edinburgh | Innfrom $99
Balgreen, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $149
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | Innfrom $117
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $176
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 $100
Blackford, Edinburgh | 4 star innfrom $86
- Not Recommended
- A lovely place to stay!
- Joyful stay at the Ben Doran
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $76
Restalrig, Edinburgh | Innfrom $66