Edinburgh Castle Wall

Day 1. A winter weekend in Edinburgh

It's not long since I returned from Madeira, my short working week over, I was off on my travels again.  Late on a Thursday afternoon I was on my way to Scotland's capital city, travelling by train on a Cross Country service.  I had reserved a window seat and although it was already dark, its …

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View from Carlton Hill, Edinburgh

Day 2. The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

It was 8.00 am when we roused from our slumbers and on opening the curtains we noticed  it was raining so our first stop was to Wetherspoon's on George Street for their traditional Scottish breakfast.  Next, we wandered up to St. Andrew's Square and spent a leisurely hour in the Virgin Lounge sipping cappuccinos and …

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Edinburgh's Christmas market

Day 3. Cramond Island, Edinburgh

We woke to a bitterly cold morning with clear skies and Edinburgh was bathed in sunshine as we strolled onto George Street for our breakfast at the Standing Order pub.  We then bought a one day Lothian Buses pass for £4 each and took a bus to the coastal village of Cramond four miles to the …

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George Street, Edinburgh at dusk

Day 4. Edinburgh’s New Town

Another bright sunny morning, we checked out of our hotel and enjoyed a full Scottish breakfast in The Standing Order pub once again.  We then strolled down the steep hills to Edinburgh's new town.  We passed along Dundas Street, Moray Place and India Street on our way to Edinburgh's delightful district of Stockbridge made famous …

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