Edinburgh with Suzi 3 September 2008

For our second day in Edinburgh, we visited The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Continue reading


Edinburgh and St Andrews with Suzi 2 September 2008

Edinburgh falls into two main areas, divided by Princes Street, the city’s most famous thoroughfare and commercial centre. The old town straddles the ridge between the castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, with most of the city’s mediaeval city clustered in the alleys of the Grass Market and Royal Mile areas. The new town to the north evolved after 1767 when wealthy merchants expanded the city beyond the mediaeval walls. The district contains Britain’s finest concentration of Georgian architecture. Continue reading

Mid Lothian with Suzi 1 September 2008

Our B&B was fairly ordinary – it had everything we could want but the service was a bit ho hum! However, we got some good advice about what we could do and where we could go and we set off early to the Bridge of Allan. Robert Louis Stevenson had apparently come here to ‘take the waters’ for his poor health and the river was certainly very beautiful. We didn’t try the waters though! Continue reading