Wednesday, 31 July 2019

6 Glencairn Crescent (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Yesterday I took advantage of the mild weather and walked up to the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. It would be my last full day in Edinburgh and wanted to visit the castle before leaving for London tomorrow.

My main interest in visiting the castle again was to look at the coronation stone that is kept at the castle along with crown jewels of Scotland. I also wanted to see the view of Edinburgh from the castle. I guess it was my way of saying goodbye to the city until I visit again next year.

After the castle I walked down the Royal Mile to a building (Moubray House) that a friend of mine mentioned was once owned by one of her ancestors. I took a picture of it and sent it to her. She hopes to visit Edinburgh in the next couple of years and was happy to receive the picture. I also toured the St. Giles’ Cathedral, one of the most distinctive churches in Edinburgh.

On Wednesday (31 July) I packed and left the flat shortly before 10:00 a.m. to catch my train at Waverley. I went to the station via Uber but the trip took longer than planned due to the dramatic increase in tourists who were arriving for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. I might take the train over to Edinburgh from Glasgow in a couple of weeks if I can get tickets for the military tattoo performance.

The four and a half hour ride to London went well and we pulled into Kings Cross right on time. The underground station near by hotel was only one stop away from Kings Cross and I was able to check into the hotel less than 20 minutes from when I arrived in London. I was upgraded into a larger and more quiet room that will be a great place to stay while I’m here. I was able to get in a good nap since I didn’t sleep well the night before.

Later, I had an urge for Chinese food and found a nearby restaurant and ordered a few items as takeout. It wasn’t too long before I was ready for bed. I’m planning to visit Cambridge tomorrow and will hopefully get a good nights sleep so I’ll be rested in the morning.

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