Sunday, 18 September 2016

Edinbugh


Last week we took the train from Bristol to Edinburgh, and had a wonderful week here. 










We took open top tourist bus rides around Edinburgh. 









We also saw paintings in the National Gallery, went to Dynamic Earth and learnt about the the big bang and the creation of the earth, as well as seeing a million pounds at the Museum on the Mound, a museum of money, and saw a wonderful exhibition of maps at the National Library of Scotland






Went to Tweedbank to see where Sir Walter Scott lived in Abbotsford House .








 Met some friends who we have known for nearly forty years and we all went to the Royal Yacht Britannia. 


I know they probably won't see this but we would like to say thank you to the three ladies who helped us. The first lady and her son who stopped in the rain to point us in the right direction for our hotel after seeing us trying to read a map on our arrival. The lady who told us of a better bus to get to the Royal yacht and then went to look for the correct stop for us. And the lady at the Camera Obscurer who advised we wouldn't see much that morning.

10 comments:

  1. Oooh, you saw some interesting things! I've never been to Edinburgh but I certainly would love to. I'm glad for the kind people who helped you.Xx

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  2. It looks like there was much to see and do Julie! I have never been to Scotland or further North than Blackpool. I am sure I would find Edinburgh fascinating! x

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  3. Looks like you were lucky with the weather, Our son lives over the other side in Ayr and is thoroughly sick of the rain. He said that Edinburgh is a lovely city.
    Love the inside of that boat/ship never sure, lol
    Briony
    x

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  4. Thanks for sharing your adventure north of the border, Edinburgh is on my list of places to visit some day.

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  5. Lovely blog, it's years ago we visited Edinburgh,lovely yo gear helpful people are still around.

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Happy Sunday ♥

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  7. That was a long journey, but definitely looked worth it xx

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  8. Fantastic, looks like you had a great time, it's a beautiful city.

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  9. Edinburgh is such a great city, Julie. I have enjoyed seeing your photographs. X

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  10. How wonderful. I've been to Edinburgh a couple of years ago so this brings back memories.
    Amalia
    xo

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