Day 2 of our trip in Great Britain – we took a bus into the Edinburgh for some sightseeing. Started off at the castle and caught a great free tour. The castle dates back from 800 BC and has been added to over the centuries – it’s pretty impressive sitting on top of a hill overlooking the city (like a medieval castle should). We grabbed some cappuccinos and lunch in the castle then headed out to explore the gardens & streets below.
After a full hike around the city we took our tired feet home and relaxed for a bit before going back out to eat at a Thai restaurant I looked up on Google maps. I’d like to take a moment to thank Google for the ability to look up a restaurant in a foreign country AND tell if it’s any good before wasting money. THANK YOU Google! Because it was delish 🙂
So we made it to Edinburgh – after a few gate switches in Amsterdam and a late flight from Atlanta. So far we navigated the bus system successfully and had an excellent dinner at Salisbury Arms (recommended to us as a local spot from our friendly host). Had I not been afraid of being “that tourist” I would have taken a picture of the decor as I couldn’t stop staring at it all.
Of course – we completed the evening with our first cappuccino here in Scotland. It did not disappoint.
If you’re wondering how Joey reacted to the surprise trip, I’ll tell you that when I told him we were going to Scotland he looked at me for a second… then said “But what’s in Edinburgh?” I think he started to get it once we were on the bus in the city. Pictures cannot quite describe the impressive castle overlooking the main square – or the random bits of dark imposing gothic architecture. We’re going sightseeing tomorrow so you’ll see a few pictures then.