It was a lovely train ride up to Edinburgh through lovely countryside. We passed through Durham and I spotted the Durham Castle and further on I spotted Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne on the horizon. These are two places I would love to visit.
After approximately 2 or so hours we arrived in Edinburgh where we struggled to get our bearings. Fortunately I found a tourist information centre just outside the station and we were able to ask for directions to get to our hotel which was quite a walk with two heavy suitcases on quite an uphill gradient. At least it wasn't raining. Since we had not had lunch we booked into the hotel which was centrally located on the Royal Mile and headed out for something to eat. No haggis for us but a delicious pizza to fill us up
and a cold cider to wash it down.
By the time we came out onto the street again, it was pouring with rain and we were freezing cold. Not much fun trying to explore in that kind of weather so we decided to head back to the hotel and get some washing done. I for one was running out of woollen stockings and it was evident I was going to need them.
|Looking up the Royal Mile at night. Our hotel was just to the left of here.|