Date: 5th July 2018
Travelled: 87 kilometres from Newcraighall (Edinburgh) to Jedburgh, both in Scotland.
Visited: Edinburgh (by rail) and Dryburgh Abbey
Stayed: Jedburgh, car-park adjacent tourist office, free + toilet. N55.47707, W02.55305
We have another quiet evening in the car-park at Newcraighall although I did hear some load music at some stage during the night. After yesterday’s big day in Edinburgh, we are planning an easier second day .
As we walk across the car-park to the station, we note another couple of motorhomes have arrived. The train arrives and we are soon at Edinburgh/Waverley railway station. Our first stop today is the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal families official residence in Scotland. It’s at the far end of the Royal Mile, so we walk, to find a #6 bus to Holyrood. £1.40pp later we are dropped of outside Holyroodhouse only to find ourselves surrounded by police.
It seems our loose planning strategy has let us down on this occasion. We don’t search every attractions website as we travel, just rely on our guide books in general. Anyway the Queen’s visit has saved us £12pp.
Just across the way stands Arthur’s Seat the hill that overlooks Edinburgh, so we head off to walk it.
We take the bus, then train back to Newcraighall a couple of hours earlier than planned, but that’s OK. We get the Hymer ready to go, before driving up to the Tesco for a shop, fuel the Hymer and start the drive south.
So our visit to Dryburgh complete, we drive on for another 45 minutes. Our data base shows a stop at Jedburgh. It’s a large friendly car-park outside the tourist office. We already have 3 other motorhome in situ, so we slide politely close by for the night.