Edinburgh & Entertainment

Our next stop was Edinburgh so we caught the train from Glasgow.  It is a short trip of just over an hour so we managed to find our accommodation which was quite close to Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile and then headed out for some sightseeing in the afternoon.

Edinburgh in August is just crazy as the Tattoo, Festival and Fringe are all running concurrently and it seemed like the whole world had come to town and were all on the Royal Mile.

This was some of the crowd.

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We walked to Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile and then made our way down.

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Gladstone’s Land is a tenement building dating back to the 1500’s which is now cared for by the National Trust.  We visited this as well as the Writer’s Museum which is dedicated to the lives and works of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

We had booked tickets for an early evening  performance at the Fringe which we thoroughly enjoyed.  The atmosphere was amazing and it was great to be a part of it.

After the performance we had a bite to eat at one of the many pubs on the Royal Mile.  It had an attractive exterior and was pleasant inside.

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The next day we managed to take in three museums on the Royal Mile which were all free admission.  The Museum of Edinburgh gave a good overview of the development of the city over several centuries.  This model gave a really good perspective of the buildings on the Royal Mile.

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The People’s Story Museum included details of real people living and working from the 18th century to the present day and was most interesting.

The final one was the Museum of Childhood and contained a massive collection of children’s toys, games and clothes from the past 100 years.

These beautiful dolls were just one small display.

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