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Nothing nicer than hearing the word "Scotland"!
When I was planning this trip to the UK, I'd decided that along with London, I definitely need to spend more time in Scotland as I liked it so much during my first visit in 2003. More and more pre-trip 'research' of mine, and I came up with stuff to do for a couple of days in Edinburgh, a couple of days in Glasgow and a 3 day trip the Isle of Skye.
The previous night was party-party at Ambleside, we all woke up tired and wasted. And that stupid Ambleside Backpackers hostel didn't do us any favours with all the noise and cheap cracking wood (read my biting review of the hostel in my Reviews section).
Jedburgh is known for its Augustinian Abbey which became popular with all the Royals of those days (prior to 1300 AD) due to its proximity to the Castle built on this city bordering England. But being so close to the border, turns out that the Castle itself got destroyed during all the wars, but the Abbey stays. We didn't go into the Abbey, just took pictures outside and of the city as a whole. I found the city very quiet, can't believe people would want to live there! But also very beautiful.
Back on the bus and off to Edinburgh! Everyone was so tired the whole bus was asleep. It was raining outside (ah! good ol' Scotland, rain in the peak of autumn) which perhaps added to the sombre mood. A two hour drive and yep.... my favourite city of the UK (well 2nd...) - Edinbarra!