I went on a small trip to Scotland and Glasgow. Scotland is lovely!
We arrived quite early in Edinburgh. Our hotel, Jurys Inn, was very nicely located in the city centre. We walked to the Royal Mile, where we visited St. Giles Church. From there we went to Greyfriars Bobby, George Hariot’s School, Grassmarket, West Bow, Victoria Street and Upper Bow. We then went to Holyrood House. We couldn’t go in, as Queen Elizabeth was at home! We dined at No. 1 – nice and delicious. We the walked to Wawerley Station, Princes Street, Scott Monument, and back to the hotel by North Bridge.
Monday the 20th of May: We tried to take a bus to Ocean Terminal, but the only accept the right amount of money, so we had to walk trough Leith. We took an audio tour of the Royal Britannia, very nice! We took the bus back to the Princes Street Gardens, and walked trough them to Edinburgh Castle. We saw the crown juvels, St. Margareth’s chapel, War Memorial and Prison of War. The exhibitions were really nice and the staff were also very good at telling stories and helping. No need to buy an audio guide. We had dinner at Bella Italia in Hannover Street. No recommendation from me.
Tuesday the 21st of May: We went by train to Glasgow at 9.15 and arrived at 10.06. We saw George Sq., Glasgow Cathedral and Glasgow Central, before returning at 4 pm. We took at stroll in the evening at Calton Hill. Very beautiful!
22nd of May: We started the day by walking up to Arthur’s Seat. There’s a very nice view from the top. After that we decided to get some calories from the Fudge House. It was not quite as good as the fudge we had gotten on board the Royal Britannia. We had lunch in Princes Mall, before going to Princes Street Gardens to hear the canon at 1 pm. After that we walked Rose Street behind Princes Street and had afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie. We were recommended a tour at Real Mary King’s Close, but it was very disappointing. Our guide was really not enjoying him self. I do believe that it can be quite entertaining, if the guide likes the job. For dinner we had a delicious teak and ale pie at Albanach.
Lovely city, nice people, but not for people with difficulties walking!