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  • Day14

    Edinburgh

    September 14, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Interesting day in Edinburgh yesterday. Got up later and headed off to town. Found a tour we were interested in so booked to do it at 12 15. It was Mary King’s Close. It took us underground to a warren of hidden streets from the 17th century and lived in until the end of the 1800s. The guide was excellent and the streets so narrow and steep. We learned a lot about Mary Queen of Scots as well as the plague. We also visited St Giles Cathedral in the centre of town. It was truly beautiful. When we arrived back on the street we found Rose Street where David was able to get new battery for watch and a repair on his jersey. We then wandered for some time mainly trying to find a bus to Leith to see the royal yacht Britannia. Did not find the bus drivers helpful or friendly but finally sorted it and headed out to the seaside area of Leith. The yacht tour started with afternoon tea in the tea rooms on board. All very lovely - yet another scone! The yacht was so interesting. Lots of photos of the royal family over the years and got to see into every room just as it was, even the bedrooms. We loved that. Made our way back into town and headed out to meet Eimear and Craig McCallum, my Irish relation and her husband. Had lovely evening with them. Only dampener has been David not being 100 percent. The hacking cough has turned into a big cold. Will be looking for a decent pharmacy today.Read more