Friday, March 19, 2010

A Weekend In Edinburgh

Last weekend we had a trip upto Edinburgh with Lesley, Bernie, Joyce & Ian. We travelled up by train from Whitehaven (changing at Carlisle). Here we all are on the Friday afternoon having managed to find a pub in the big City!
Then walking back to the hotel on Friday evening
Saturday was again glorious weather so we set off to do some sightseeing, this is the National Gallery of Scotland.
Andy wearing his tartan trews
The Scott monument
We got as high as the first viewing point in the monument, looking across to the Castle
The Balmoral Hotel
The Castle & National Gallery
Then we went for a walk in Princes Street Gardens
The Castle
St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile
Karen at the Castle sporting her early birthday present of an England Rugby shirt
Arthurs Seat from the castle
We returned to the Royal Mile where a protest was passing through, lead (to the right) by Scotlands First Minister Alex Salmond
Looking down on Princes Street
We then met up with Jessica & Dan before heading to watch Scotland v England in the Six Nations
Just a few minutes to kick off
Then the National Anthem (somehow managed to take this out of focus) Then some Scottish song And we are off
Jonny Wilkinson preparing to take one of many penalties
And after the most uninteresting game of Rugby we have ever seen, the clock finally reached 80mins & we could go!

We had a great weekend, the atmosphere in the ground made up for the lack of Rugby & Karen had a birthday weekend to remember, thanks to everyone who shared it with us.

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