EDINBURGH 2011 – DAY 3 – UP HIGH

Our final morning in Edinburgh before we headed back south.

To fill the time this morning we were recommended the Scott Monument by the guy behind the the desk at our hotel. Actually it wasn’t a hotel but an aparthotel, which is exactly as it sounds – an apartment rented by the day.… Read the rest

EDINBURGH 2011 – DAY 1 – ON THE TOURIST TRAP

I have been to Edinburgh on a number of occasions and with the exception of my first visit, the weather has always been fantastic. We arrived today to what might be considered more typical conditions – overcast and drizzly.

Overcast conditions in the Cotswolds might spoil your day but the houses still have a golden glow from the limestone.… Read the rest

EDINBURGH 2011 – DAY 2 – OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

After spending much of yesterday being crushed between tour groups we decided that today we would go off the beaten track a little and head away from the heart of the city towards Leith.

Our first destination was Dean Village, an area of attractive looking buildings which were, no doubt, once home to the cities poor but now are the preserve of those with money.… Read the rest