The next leg of my journey was to catch the Flying Scotsman train from London’s King Cross station to Edinburgh’s Waverley station. The modern day version of the Flying Scotsman is very comfortable and had onboard WIFI the entire way – useless for anyone who gets bored looking out the window (I’m not one to get bored looking out windows).
After arriving in the mid afternoon, my friend and I dropped off my bags and their apartment. We then explored the university and the castle area of the city.
The following morning we planned on climbing Arthur’s Seat. Unfortunately neither of us really knew our way around Holyrood Park and instead of Arthur’s Seat we ended up walking along the Salisbury Crags. Along the path we found wild berries before exiting the park at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
We then stopped for a pork sandwich before exploring the Scotish Parliament building and then continuing our long walk across to Cartlon Hill.
In the late afternoon we wrapped up the day at the National Museum of Scotland.
The next day we headed out to Leith and went on a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia.
My final morning in Edinburgh dawned beautifully as I headed to the airport to begin the next leg of the journey.