Monday, 17 June 2013

A Weekend in Edinburgh

I had a lovely weekend in Edinburgh with my sister, usually when I go back home we try to have a weekend away or at least a day trip. We took the train to Edinburgh and went straight to our hotel which was in Haymarket. Our hotel was called No. 32 Hotel and we would both recommend it very much. The staff were helpful and it is about 10 to 15 mins walk to Princes Street.

We decided to go to Leith for the afternoon so we hopped on a bus and well, got a bit lost and had to double back and ask a bus driver for directions. Eventually we found where we wanted to go and by that time the sun had come out so we spent some time having a few drinks sitting outside.

We wondered around and then had to get back into the centre as we had booked afternoon tea, I am quite partial to afternoon tea now. We went to Tiger Lily restaurant which is also a boutique hotel, it was really busy. I have to say that I was disappointed, after having had afternoon tea both in Dublin and Hong Kong it did just not measure up.

The next day we planned to visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to see The House of Annie Lennox. It is full of her costumes, photos, awards, including an Oscar, records, hand written notes and lots more. We both found it very interesting to read about her life in Eurythmics and then her solo career.

Afterwards we walked around a little bit more but it was bitterly cold so we decided just to head back to the hotel and then back to Fife. We are already planning our next trip, not sure where just yet though.

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