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This morning we met our new friends Jayne and Mick (from our Iran trip) for coffee. They then took us on a fabulous 15 km walking tour of Edinburgh.
We checked out the Scott Memorial, and the Floral Clock, before walking the length of the Royal Mile. We took a look at the new Scottish Parliament Building, Holyrood Palace, and Arthur’s Seat. We then walked through the New a Calton Burial Ground, past the Burns Memorial, and up on to Calton Hill, where we enjoyed the panoramic view of Edinburgh, it’s harbour, and the Firth of Forth.
We stopped for lunch at Cafe Royale, an iconic little pub, where we enjoyed a famous Scottish fish soup, Cullen skink, made with Arbroath smokies (smoked halibut).
We stopped at the beautiful Scottish National Portrait Gallery, before continuing through the New Town to the Royal Edinburgh Botanical Gardens.
We walked through Stockbridge, and up the Water of Leith, and proceeded to Edinburgh’s West End. There we caught a bus to Juniper Green, the suburb where Jayne and Mick live. We stopped at their local pub for a drink, before continuing to their home, where they treated us to a wonderful dinner.

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Mick, Jayne and Pat during our walking tour
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Edinburgh floral clock at Princes Park
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Along our tour
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Along our tour
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Holyrood Palace
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Pub we stopped for lunch
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Amazing windows in the pub where we had lunch
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Inside the Scottish National Portrait Museum
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Inside the Scottish National Portrait Museum
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Inside the Scottish National Portrait Museum
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Inside the Scottish National Portrait Museum
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Botanical Gardens
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Botanical Gardens
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Along our walking tour

Posted by Jimpat 12:02

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