Edinburgh Travel Blog

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Swimming rooftop style!

Sadly, we left Glasgow and Steph's beautiful family and headed to Edidburgh to meet up with Andy (my friend from Buller), for a while. He had arranged a 'super special' deal to stay at The Sheraton for one night only....but it was a great night! We took advantage of rooftop pool, room service, and amazing food on offer - an experience that was world apart from what we were used to!!

Our first stop was Edidburgh Castle, where I fell deeply in love with the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. We also witnessed the 1pm firing of the cannon and had the pants scared off us!! The history of the castle was fascinating, so much so that I even missed my lunch (strange for me, I know!).

Other activities in Edinburgh included visiting Royal Britannia, the yacht that the royal family used for sea voyages.

Steph, Turtle and I doing the audio tour at Edinburgh castle
..even Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned there!! Steph would not stop singing "Rule Britannia" for the rest of the day (even the week!). We had lunch at The Elephant House, which is decked out wall-to-wall with elephants, and is also where J.K. Rowling wrote some of The Harry Potter adventures! Most exciting!

We then visited the Real Mary King's Close, which is a little street that was built over the top of and therefore has been preserved in its original state. The tour included ghost stories, terrible jokes (!) and a great insight into life at the time - the Plague!

To cap it off, we climbed the crags that overlook the city and enjoyed a few reflective moments in the sunset.

Edinburgh is lovely!

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Swimming rooftop style!
Swimming rooftop style!
Steph, Turtle and I doing the audi…
Steph, Turtle and I doing the aud…
Myself at Edinburgh castle
Myself at Edinburgh castle
Underground street in Edinburgh - …
Underground street in Edinburgh -…
We climbed that crag for a great v…
We climbed that crag for a great …
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