My Scottish Memories: Edinburgh Part II

Scotland, Edinburgh Guide (B): My Scottish Memories: Edinburgh Part II

Are you a fan of Agatha Christie? Well, if you are, read on and find out what she’s got to do with beautiful Edinburgh. You can also read on if you’re just interested in Scotland and Edinburgh

After we got back from Stirling we wandered a bit around New Town. We came across St.Andrew’s square which reminded me of the Trafalgar square in London. Of course, we had to do a quick snoop around Hard Rock café and my husband bought himself a T-shirt ( he has one from Florence too while I have one from Lisbon). We walked down passed the old-fashioned Jenners department store to the Princes Street. For a change it wasn’t completely foggy so we got a good view of the Edinburgh Castle and the Calton Hill which we climbed the next day. Furthermore, there was the Gothic-style Scott monument and the grand Balmoral hotel on the left side. Tired from our lovely day trip to Stirling we walked back to our hostel and called it a night.

When we woke up the next day it was pouring heavily again but we weren’t disheartened and continued our exploration of Edinburgh. Firstly, we went to the nearby Museum of Childhood on the Royal Mile. I always like to visit free museums. We saw all sorts of toys from cars to spooky porcelain dolls to board games and more. Secondly, we walked down to the Princess Mall where we pretended to do some window-shopping just so that we could dry off a bit. Even though we had umbrellas and solid sneakers we were already half-drenched. Afterwards, we visited another free museum; the Scottish National Gallery. I saw a few famous paintings but honestly the museum didn’t impress me much. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: My Scottish Memories: Edinburgh Part II
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: St.Andrew’s square   Hard Rock café   Scottish National Gallery   St. Cuthbert’s church   St.John’s   Calton Hill  
Author: Tanja Domijan Blasich
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