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Edinburgh

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  • Day7

    Edinburgh / Edinbrvgh

    September 27 in the United Kingdom

    Heute stand die zweitgrößte Stadt nach Glasgow auf dem Sightseeing Programm. Vorgenommen und auch durchgezogen hatten wir uns das Edinburgh Castle, The Whisky Experience, Arthur's Seat und eben Old Town. Los ging es mit einer Whisky Führung, im Anschluss an selbiger mit einem Hop on Hop off Bus und einer Stadtrundfahrt bei der wir am Hollyrood Park raus sind aus dem roten Doppeldecker Bus und hoch zu Arthur's Seat per pedes. Leider war hier das Wetter nicht ganz sooooo gut wie die letzten Tage - eher so mit Sprühregen und Wind. Die Aussicht oben über Edinburgh trotz des Wetters toll. Nach der kurzen Wanderung war Aufwärmen und eine Stärkung in einem Café an der Reihe - Teatime mit Scones unweit des Edinburgh Castle, von dem Lea und ich, doch einigermaßen enttäuscht waren. Die Imposante Burg war im Inneren ein Kriegs Museum. Für uns beide hat das irgendwie nicht gepasst. Was soll's, unterm Strich war der Tag gut in dieser Großstadt wenn man bedenkt dass wir beide eher Natur Typen sind.Read more

  • Day102

    Bonnie Scotland

    September 27, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Drove north into Scotland visiting Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin on the way before arriving in Edinburgh. On my last visit to Rosslyn Chapel with Dad & Neil, there was scaffolding and restoration work in full swing. The scaffolding in now down and much of the restoration completed (thanks to the money generated from the extra tourist after the Da Vinci Code book & film). Unfortunately you can no longer take photos inside.Read more

  • Day115

    Edinburgh - a wee visit

    September 29, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    We are staying close to The Royal Mile which is the main thoroughfare of the Old Town, that runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Scottish Parliament. The Old Town is full of centuries-old buildings and narrow alleys. Finally found a cider I like - Thistly Cross Cider - and I gave in to pressure and sampled the traditional Scottish dish, Haggis - I can't say I loved it but it was not the worst dish I have had.Read more

  • Day11

    Whitby to Edinburgh

    September 11 in the United Kingdom

    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

  • Day12

    Edinburgh

    September 12 in the United Kingdom

    Explored Edinburg today. Started off on Hop on Hop Off Bus and so useful for getting our bearings. Got off at Edinburgh castle and it was amazing. Had audio guide which was useful. Crowds of people were there and the views down over the city were lovely. We left there for Carlton Hill which also gave amazing views over the city. David not so keen to do Alfred’s seat which was much higher and required a long uphill walk. Instead settled for some shopping in main shopping area. Boarded the bus for return journey to High street via parliament buildings and Holyrood. After a quick refresh we headed off to Grassmarket for dinner at an Italian restaurant. Finished our evening back at Sandy Bells for the live music. Luckily found a seat and enjoyed listening to the four piece band ( maybe 5 if you counted the banjo player in the corner!)Read more

  • Day14

    Edinburgh

    September 14 in the United Kingdom

    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

  • Day109

    Arthur's seat in Edinburgh, Scotland

    October 7 in the United Kingdom

    We hiked a “wee” little hill in Edinburgh, Scotland (really... not so little 😁).

    Our day was sunny 🌞, not “too” cold but “windy” alright!! We had a great time and were able to get the BEST 360 degrees view from the city, mountains, and ocean. Fantastic weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland!

  • Day108

    Hanging out Saturday night in Edinburgh

    October 6 in the United Kingdom

    Edinburgh, capital of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 is a lively place that reflects history in every corner. We were lucky to enjoy excellent weather, good food, and of course good whisky 🥃 (for the guys).

  • Day108

    Edinburg Castle, Scotland

    October 6 in the United Kingdom

    Visiting this striking Medieval Castle, which dominates the view of Edinburg as it stands “grand” on a hill.

    Impenetrable walls and gates that have served as a Fort and have seen many battles in Scottish history.

  • Day7

    Hello Edinburgh

    August 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Nach einem reichlichen Frühstück machten wir uns schnell auf nach Edinburgh. 4 Stunden Fahrt lagen vor uns. Nach 2 Stunden hielten wir in Killiecrankie an, einem kleinen Örtchen in den Highlands. Eine kleine Wanderung von etwa einer Stunde an einem Fluß führte uns an eine Brücke von der man Bungee Jumping machen kann. Machten wir aber nicht und fuhren weiter Richtung Edinburgh. Zwischendurch hielten wir an einer Whisky Distillery in Pitlochry - Blair Athol, wo der berühmte Bell's Whisky hergestellt wird. Leider fand die Führung erst wieder 1 Stunde später statt - so lange wollten wir nicht warten. Nach einer kleinen Kostprobe des Whiskys ging es weiter. Gegen 16 Uhr kamen wir in unserer Wohnung in Edinburgh an, die wunderschön eingerichtet ist und uns sehr gut gefällt. Wenig später machten wir uns auf in die Innenstadt. Hier ist deutlich mehr los als in Inverness - vor allem weil Edinburgh sich im August in die Festivalhochburg Europas verwandelt. Überall Menschen, die zu Veranstaltungen strömen. Wir sind begeistert von den vielen alten Bauten - Kirchen, Türme, die Burg oben auf dem Berg - umgeben von wunderschönen schottischen Häusern und modernen Gebäuden. Ein bunter Mix. Nach einem längeren Spaziergang durch die Stadt finden wir nach längerer Suche ein gutes Restaurant und gönnen uns köstliche Pizzen. Zum Ausklang des Abends genießen wir lokales Bier und Whisky in einem typischen schottischen Pub mit Livemusik (und 8 sehr guten Gründen wieso Gin super ist 😉)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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