Edinburgh – 2000

We had purchased a old car with the intent of only using on the weekends to go to the store, but we decided to take the chance on a 6 hour drive each way from London to Edinburgh. We stayed in a spare room in a house which was short bus ride to the city center. This was pre-AirBNB and had to be done over the phone, but it worked out about the same once we got there.

We were there in June and Edinburgh is further north than Edmonton Alberta with 18 hrs a day of sunlight and it never gets completely dark. The first day it rained as we spent all day on the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Holyrood Palace.

Royal Mile
Looking up at Edinburgh Castle
Royal Mile
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
Top of Edinburgh Castle – sun finally came out
Holyrood Palace Ruin – next to palace

The next day we went to Newtown and Arthur’s Seat and even though it was June, it was pretty brisk. We didn’t make the hike all the way to the top – a little far for a 2 year old. You’ll note the stuffed animal in Alexandra’s hands – was left on the bus late one night – a lot sadness.

Newtown looking back at towards the castle
Nelson Monument
Start of hike on Arthurs Seat
Part way up the hill
Arthurs Seat on a less gloomy day (picture from internet)

(This was written during the Great Shutdown of 2020. My memory isn’t this good, used internet searches to fill in a lot of holes. If there’s huge fat foot below me, it not my fault – that an advertisement I can’t control).


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