We got a true Scottish welcome (think rainy and drizzly skies) as we caught the train into Edinburgh. We enjoyed a wet day looking at all the exhibitions at the Edinburgh Castle and admiring the artwork at the Portrait Gallery (definitely worth a visit, a lot of history as well as art). When the weather cleared, we did an interesting walking tour that took us to lots of the main sights and cemented more of the interesting history. Highlights were: Greyfriars Kirkyard, Grassmarket, and shopping along the Royal Mile. Dan was very chuffed to buy a Harris Tweed tie (we’ll come back for the jacket when we’re rich!)
Home of Sherlock Holmes
The one and only Bethany shop!
This is the cafe where JK Rowling wrote some of Harry Potter
Strange story of Greyfriars Bobby.
We visited Volemort’s grave
Old town walls in Greyfriars Kirkyard
Beautiful sunset on the Royal Mile
Couldn’t resist the classic tourist photos
Prisoner’s rations – at the Edinburgh Castle war history museum