Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Edinburgh, Part the First
When I got to the train station and found my way out (no mean feat), I went first to the Knox house (I know, but a First Blast of the Trumpet, people!) and then to St. Giles church.
After St. Giles, I got a taxi and asked to go to the Royal Terrace Hotel. Unfortunately, my reservation was at the Terrace Hotel. But no worries, because the people at the Royal Terrace were very nice and pointed me down the street to the Terrace Hotel.
They were right about the no view part, but I did get nice morning light!
After getting settled in my room and dropping off some stuff, I went to meet my friend and fellow professor who'd gone up on the school trip and was staying a bit closer to the center of town.
We walked back toward my friend's hotel, in the newer central area of town (on the northern hill). Arthur's Seat is just beyond Holyrood Palace and the Abbey Ruins, so we walked by there and stopped in a pub for dinner. Yum.
I took a cab back to the right hotel, hoofed it up the stairs, and that was the end of the first day!
Posted by Bardiac at 12:03 PM