This got posted prematurely, but I'll try to update it to convey what I originally intended!
There are about 40 pictures here, and nearly 160 in a Dropbox album . I've also inserted links to the original postings.
Day 1 - original posting .
We drove up to Edinburgh and took advantage of the fine day to climb Arthur's Seat.
Descent took us past Holyrood.
We strolled up and down 'The Royal Mile'.
Here's the route we took, as far as the Thai restaurant.
Day 2 - original posting
There's a major construction site in the city centre.
We visited the National Monument and the Nelson Monument.
A Portuguese Cannon sits just below the National Monument.
An 11 km stroll took us past this sculpture in the Water of Leith, to the harbour area at Leith for lunch.
We'd booked to go on the Royal Yacht Britannia, and very interesting that was too.
Here's our 11 km walking route.
Day 3 - original posting .
We started with a visit to the Castle.
This is part of the prison.
There's a massive cannon - Mons Meg.
The Great Hall is quite magnificent.
Military statues and a huge War Memorial feature in the castle's grounds.
Back in the streets of Edinburgh, we came across homage to Chris Hoy, Olympic cyclist.
Mercat Tours led us under ground, to a fairly recently discovered network of passages that were closed off for many years due to insanitary conditions and other problems. An interesting tour - recommended.
Some of the previous inhabitants remain where they expired. Huge rats scurried around looking for more food...
Our evening was spent at 21212, Paul Kitching's successor to 'Juniper', in Altrincham, still sadly missed. He and Katie have been in Edinburgh for over ten years now.
We savoured a superb meal. Original posting .
Day 4 - original posting .
A visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens proved most enjoyable. There were lots of interesting plants in the extensive glass houses.
Autumn crocuses were doing well outside.
Sue posed under a pagoda just before it started to rain, and we headed off to the TGO Challengers' reunion in Newtonmore.
For a full 160 ish pictures, click on this for a Dropbox album.