Last Day in Edinburgh

Friday, January 12, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
This was to be our last full day in Edinburgh.
We started out with a brief visit to the Scottish National Gallery, before walking up to Calton Hill.  While we would have loved to have climbed Arthur’s Seat, we didn’t have the time and it was very cold too.
We enjoyed some spectacular views from Calton Hill as well as seeing the monuments that dot the walk.
After returning from Calton Hill, we walked the lower portion of the Royal Mile down to the Palace of Holyrood, which is where the Queen stays when she visits Edinburgh.  We decided not to go inside this time so went back up the Mile to the Whiski Bar where we finally got to try Cullen Skink, a delicious smoked fish soup, for lunch.
The rest of the afternoon was spent wandering the Mile, with a little bit of shopping to purchase a genuine tartan collar and coat for our little West Highland Terrier, followed by afternoon tea in the hotel.
Our final Edinburgh dinner was delicious – we ate at the Café Royal, a gastro pub, where G had a seafood platter and I had Scottish salmon with asparagus.  We both had raspberry cranachan for dessert.
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