Yesterday, I took a trip to Edinburgh to meet up with my friend Tracey and her family. We haven't met up for three years but it was just as if we had seen each other yesterday. I travelled to Edinburgh on the train so arrived at Waverley Station right next to Princes Street Gardens and this fabulous view of Edinburgh Castle.
|Scottish National Gallery and The Scott Monument|
The Scott Monument is the largest monument to a writer in the world. It commemorates Sir Walter Scott. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument and they are narrow and spiral, getting narrower as you reach the top! We reckoned we had earned a cup of tea and a cake which we enjoyed at The Garden Cafe of the Scottish National Gallery.
We only managed a couple of the many fantastic things there are to do in Edinburgh, but it reminded me how much fun it is to be a tourist in your own country.