Adventure in Edinburgh

With my travel blogs, I share hotel accommodations… my experience and value vs. cost along with tourist sites. This trip we are in Edinburgh, Scottland.

In June of 2016, my friend Michelle asked me… want to tour the U.K?… One month later we are landing in Edinburgh, Scottland… pronounced by the locals as “Edinbra,” with emphasis on the first syllable.

Flying from Providence, Rhode Island… arriving in the wee morning hours – too excited to care we are running on little sleep. We have reached our home for the next couple of day- the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa. The lobby is beautiful, with computer workstations… We are checked in rather quickly and offered assistance with tourist suggestions.

The bedroom with this fantastic view of the castle has two comfortable beds… plenty of room to move about, store luggage and a refreshment station- a gal needs her tea in the morning.

The bedroom with this fantastic view of the castle has two comfortable beds… plenty of room to move about, store luggage and a refreshment station- a gal needs her tea in the morning.

The bathroom, with its sleek modern design, has extra counter space- making it convenient to store our toiletries. Nice size shower and room to move around.

We enjoyed our time here- the staff was helpful… hotel appeared remodeled, clean and in good shape. Perfect walking distance to most tourist sites and close to the hop on hop off bus. I thought it was worth what we paid- I would stay here again.

My first time in Edinburgh… we decided the Hop on Hop off city tour bus would be an excellent way to see the city tourist sites. This way, we can determine which sites to spend more time at and make a plan. Some cities have more than one bus line, each color-coded. Before boarding the bus we walk over to the Edinburgh Castle.

Holyrood Palace is where the Queen will stay while in town, otherwise- they conduct tours. At the palace… Michelle, with her incredible intuition, felt this gate would be the one. As it turns out, the motorcade passed right by us. Thanks, Michelle.

Video of the Queen as she passed by, you can hear the excitement from the crowd around us. Filled with excitement, we find our way to the St. Giles Cathedral.

“St Giles’ was founded in about 1124, either by King Alexander I, who died that year, or by his brother King David I, who succeeded him.” The photos cannot possibly do this architectural beauty justice.

These are just a few of our highlights, The people of Edinburgh were warm and welcoming, we went to an Irish pub, walked around town and enjoyed the history Edinburgh has to offer.

Have you been to Edinburgh? Let me know what you think, leave a comment

Until next time- safe travels.

  • September 18, 2017
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