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Day 34

Edinburgh

overcast 17 °C

A cloudy and cool day in Edinburgh today with a maximum of 17 degrees and a little rain. We started with breakfast in a little cafe just of the Royal Mile and then took the short walk to Edinburgh Castle. The castle is very interesting and has great views of the city. The Scottish Crown Jewels and the War Prison are the pick of the exhibits but it is just a nice place to look around. I recommend that if you visit, come early. We had a pretty easy time of it but it was getting very busy by the time we left. After the castle we just walked around Edinburgh, there is lots to see, and then we had lunch in at "Malt Shovel Inn".
In the afternoon we took it easy at our apartment but in the afternoon were rewarded with a great view of the annual "Riding of the Marches" through our front window.
Another walk around Edinburgh in the early evening, it really is a nice place to explore, followed by dinner at Howie's Scottish Restaurant (recommended by our host) which provides traditional Scottish fare. Very simple food like lamb steak and veg., but good.
Another nice day with the chance to relax a bit, much appreciated.
Tomorrow we pick up a car ad drive to Saint Andrews.

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Posted by John McReynolds 12:43 Archived in Scotland

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