2010 Vacation – Scotland – Edinburgh
Leaving northern England and traveling to Scotland, the family arrived in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. Finding our hotel was not easy. The 7 of us, luggage in tow, walked just over an hour. It was our luck, however, that the day was sunny and dry. So, we were able to see quite a bit of the town on the way. The guesthouse was called the Cluaran House and is a nice place to stay. Well appointed rooms in a beautiful old home, it was outside the main city but within walking distance.
Our lunch was at Montpelier’s, a very nice boutique restaurant.
We visited the local playground near the Royal Mile and let Kelly and Rory play after a long day of travel.
That evening, we attended the Edinburgh Tattoo, a military and stunt festival in the courtyard of the Edinburgh Castle. The highlight was a series of pipes and drums corps. Quite a show.
In the morning, we walked to a puppet show, part of the festival. It was quite funny and the kids liked it quite a bit. Then we saw the highlight of today, a grumpy yarn spinning lady… with a 2 foot tall mohawk that matched her kilt tartan.