Saturday, December 15, 2012

Scotland, Part One: Edinburgh.

After an amazing time in England, Nicholas and I took a 4 hour train ride to Edinburgh, Scotland. We were able to see much of the countryside and eastern coastline of Great Britain during the ride.

The train was moving too fast for us to get any good pics, but it was gorgeous!
^And, we read our GB Guidebook.

Once we arrived in Edinburgh, we headed to our hotel and were so pleased - we had a view of Edinburgh Castle from our room!

^Trying to get online!

We bundled up and walked down to Rose St. for some dinner and drinks. (It got dark really early here!)

^Cute yellow chairs outside Jamie's Italian. (Jaime Oliver's restaurant)
We ate dinner here a different night. It was yummy!

The Abbotsford is where we stopped for ale and dinner our first night in Edinburgh. We sat by a fire place and contemplated eating haggis but decided not to when we looked up what it was!! (Although, we did end up trying it later in the trip!)

After dinner, we wondered over to George St...
^Another view of the castle!

... and on George St, we decided to have some after-dinner drinks at Tigerlily. According to the Tigerlily website, "Tigerlily is a favourite place to see and be seen amongst those in the know in Scotland's capital city. ... a fitting blend of elegance and opulence befitting of George Street's illustrious history." We definitely chose a happenin' place!

(from google images)
It was a MUCH different scene than the pubs we had been frequenting! The music was bumpin' and the drinks were amazing...

My favorite:
Nick's favorite:

... and then we walked backed to our hotel to get some rest because we had a lot more to see and do in Edinburgh!

1 comment:

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Great pics! I'd love to go to Scotland someday!