Travelled: Only to Edinburgh by train £4.40pp (return)
Visited: Edinburgh Castle £16.50pp (free for us), Mary King’s Close £12.50pp
Stayed: Newcraighall park-n-ride £0.50 per day. N55.93298, W03.09262
We get a phone call from Jo and Ian in the early evening to confirm our location. An hour later we are having a drink, discussing tomorrows adventure.
By 9pm most of the cars have gone home and there are 4 motorhomes left in one corner. Motorhomes are like wagons in the old west we gather close for a feeling of security. Anyway another quiet night passes. We all meet at 8.30am as planned and walk the 100 metres to the railway station and purchase our tickets. By 8.45am the platform seems crowded as the train arrives and we continue on to Edinburgh/Waverly railway station. Sounds a bit epic but its only two stops and we are there in 15 minutes.
It has taken more than 90 minutes to complete our abridged visit to Edinburgh Castle, we hand in our audio guides and start walking down the ‘Royal Mile’. Appropriately named as it was the procession route of the Kings and Queens through the old town to Edinburgh Castle.
We walk just a little further down the Royal Mile to Real Mary King’s Close and book tickets for a tour at 1pm. This gives us time for a coffee before going back to listen to the concert in the cathedral.
Anyway we find the station and our train soon enough. 15 minutes later we are back at Newcraighall having a drink with Joe and Ian and another day passes through to the keeper.