Adventures in Edinburgh

Having had a wonderful night at Fletchers Farm, we hit the road north, Ruby’s wheels heading for Edinburgh. Unfortunately it seemed the rest of the world were also heading north and our 3 hour journey turned into a 5 hour journey. We did however manage to stop off at Carter Bar for lunch and we found the journey along the A66 very picturesque- we normally are on this stretch at midnight!

We arrived at Keith’s cousin Simon’s house in Leith late afternoon and embarked on a lovely couple of days in the sunshine enjoying one of our favourite cities.

We like Leith and as the Proclaimers sang, the sun really DID shine on Leith during our stay. The shore

area is particularly lovely and dotted with bars with outside seating. It felt very continental.

We stocked up on Haggis too- enjoying a full Scottish breakfast and also some Haggis Scotch eggs from the market.

Despite the Fringe festival and the Tattoo being cancelled due to Covid, the centre of Edinburgh was busier than I expected- I mean not as busy as a normal August by far, but still plenty out and about.

The Royal Mile – a bit emptier than a normal August day

We had a nice meal on Grassmarket and did a great 10+ mile walk taking in the sites.

It was lovely to see Simon again too.

Anyone recognise which film was filmed here?

Tomorrow we venture further north again; heading for the Cairngorms.

Until next time

Lx

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