Robynn (one of the people I walked the Great Glen Way with) and I arrived into Edinburgh by bus from Inverness on Tuesday September 17th. We were both tired as the heat in the bus was going full blast the entire journey despite asking the bus driver to turn it off. I did enjoy the journey and we went through some quaint towns that I have not been to yet...Pitlochery for one. Next time!! I got my ticket through Megabus online - for one pound plus a 50p booking fee. You can't beat that for a journey of just less than four hours!!
We stayed in the Shandon area of the city with our airbnb host Becky. The room was adequate for our needs and very reasonable as well. (always important!) Becky was friendly as was her son and the student that was staying with them. I've said it before and I will say it again - I prefer staying with locals rather than a hotel. I am hooked on airbnb!
Becky's son raced up the stairs with our luggage...oh to be young and fit....and we got settled into our twin room. We were both tired so went for a short walk around the area picking up something to eat back at Becky's place at a small grocery store across the street. I got myself a lamb casserole which was nice...yeah I know...tried not to think of all those sheep on the walk....looking at me.....Robynn had an early night and I sat at the table in the living area uploading pictures and talking to Becky.
The next morning we headed off into town on the bus. We went to Edinburgh Castle but there was a long line so we decided to just meander around town. I did get some shots of the castle exterior and the views from the main area before you need a ticket!
|Here's Maggie's pub as well as the smallest pub in Scotland - unfortunately did not get to visit them...next time!|
|Note the writing on the sidewalk|
|Bobby's grave - this was erected much later...|
|Bobby's feeding cups.|
|Original picture of Bobby|
|Statue of Bobby near Greyfriars Kirk|
|St Giles cathedral - church of Scotland|
|I love stained glass although I would prefer flowers on it...or Paul McCartney!!! :)|
|Royal Mile - notice the sea in the distance. Next time!|
|Nelson's Tower and the Scottish National Monument - never made it up here. Next time!|