Peebles - Edinburgh


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July 4th 2009
Published: July 4th 2009
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Peebles - Edinburgh


Leaving Peebles and heading for Edinburgh with a stop at Rosslyn Chapel (made more famous by the Da Vinci Code).
It is undergoing a massive restoration project expected to take around 8 years. Left in pretty bad condition due mainly to the water retention of the sandstone which it is made out of.
Another drive through the countryside to Edinburgh. We were lucky enough to be on the same road as our hotel and were able to drive straight to it. Which is a miracle considering the congestion and confusing highway signs (some one took pity on us after the Norwich debacle)
A quick pitstop to our room and out the door for the Hop on Hop off tour with a layover at Edinburgh Castle.
Had dinner at a Scottish restaurant the Wee Windaes and had a truly Scottish dinner.
Haggis neeps & Tatties with drambuie sauce, Elke had Cullen Skink. Main course - Elke had lamb and I had Angus ribeye steak. This was followed by Cranachan Gateau and Sticky Toffee pudding.
We then visited Mary King’s Close. A close is an offshoot of a main street. Extremely narrow (6’ - 8’) and up to 10 stories high. No daylight at the bottom. Mary Kings Close was actually underground.

Tomorrow - The Highlands (really looking forward to those roads!!!!)



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Rosslyn Chapel

Restoration
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Rosslyn

crypt
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Rosslyn

gargoyle
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

view from the top level
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Deacon Brodie

high street
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HAGGIS

it was really good!
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Wee Windaes

view from our table


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