After walking in Callendar, we went to the tourist office and they were able to book us into the Dene Guest House for the Saturday evening in Edinburgh. We set off in some dreadful weather and drove the hour or so over to Edinburgh. After checking in to the guest house we went off sight seeing.
First we climbed Calton Hill to get a good view of the city and to see the various monuments and buildings on the top of it. There is a tower commemorating Nelson’s death at Trafalgar which you can climb to the top of. The view is almost as breathtaking as the ferocity of the wind!
After the hill, we went in search of lunch and found an excellent restaurant that specialised in sausage and mash. Monster Mash is the only place I’ve ever eaten where they have a sausage menu, a mash menu and a gravy menu as well as specials in each category! Highly recommended.
After lunch we headed up to the castle to take a look around. There is a lot of stuff to look at inEdinburgh Castle and really you could spend an entire day there if you wanted to. We did it a bit quicker but were still there for much of the evening.
When we were done with the castle, we headed down to the Princes Gardens and hoped to have a look at the famous floral clock which is the oldest in the world but apparently it was down for repairs during the winter season. The weather was taking a turn for the worse and so we headed back to the B&B to crash for a bit and watch the boat race.
In the evening we went to a very nice cantonese restaurant and then went for a few drinks in a pub round the corner.