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Published: January 21st 2010
Heart of Middlelothian
The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
The day I had for Edinburgh, I decided to join a free walking tour of the city. Joining the tour entitles you to a free upgrade to a large coffee at Starbucks, which I happily did!!! Handy for a cold day! Seth, the tour guide, took us around the old town where he explained Edinburgh's and Scotland's history in an interesting and interactive way! We took in the Royal Mile, St Gile's Cathedral, Mercat Cross, The Writers Museum (Got to know about the famous Scottish writers, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns. There is a big birthday celebration for Burns on 25th January. It is a big thing Scotland and at my local Tesco, it seems!), Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard (Cemetery) and Greyfriars Bobby. We also learnt about the Stone of Destiny at the Princess Gardens. Although I toured the city many times, I appreciated the history even more from the walking tour and saw new sights I "missed" previously.
During the evenings, I was experimenting night photography....some turned out and many did not! I need to invest in a more advance camera to benefit and improve even if I love my camera!
Afterwards, feeling tired from
the tour the day before, I returned to the hostel where I had a leisurely lunch, relaxed and collected my left luggage before catching my train home, thankfully direct to Leeds. It was a great weekend in all with a combination of planning and spontaneity.
Looks like I'll be returning to Edinburgh later on in the year where I plan to do the Highlands Tour.
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