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  • Day11

    Whitby to Edinburgh

    September 11, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 13 °C

    Sadly left Whitby as have loved it. Set off for Corbridge in an effort to avoid the motorway. Stopped at a Roman archeological site outside Corbridge which was interesting. It was just like the sites David watches on Time Team. Very interesting. Stopped at a small tea rooms in the town for lunch and a walk around the lovely village shops. Carried onto Jedburgh where we walked around the abbey which was the feature of the town. Our drive to Edinburgh was uneventful, apart from stopping on the border where a lovely Scotsman took our photo despite the strong winds. We easily found Staiton Park and Drive. Our plan was to leave the car here for three days( no fee) and catch bus into the city as no parking near our accommodation.The first bus wouldn’t take us with our luggage but the second did and we were in town in less than 30 minutes. The hardest part of the day was carrying our luggage up 6 stories to our apartment. It was a nice surprise to arrive there and find it is lovely with all we need. The view out the window is great down onto the main thoroughfare which is called The Royal Mile. Definitely would never have been able to find parking though. We headed straight out and walked around the corner to find Grey Friars Bobby, a statue of a little dog, which can bring luck when its nose is rubbed. We ended up eating at the bar beside it with the same name. Were happy to have one more stop at a bar before heading to bed.Read more