A Céilidh and Edinburgh’s Old Town

From the time we stepped off the train at Ediburgh Waverly, we knew we were in for a treat. Edinburgh is a vibrant city, full of happy people, helpful taxi drivers, and lively entertainment. Our hotel, the Radisson Blu, is conveniently in the middle of it all, along the Royal Mile and a quick walk to anywhere, including the Scottish parliament buildings, St. Giles Church and several monuments. That’s Devil’s Advocate peeking through the close in one of the photos below.

Besides visiting the castle, we attended a traditional Scottish song and dance and dinner show. The Stables at Prestonfield have been putting on “The Taste of Scotland” for 44 years, so they’ve got this down to an art. With several choices for starters and main dishes, diners enjoy an excellent meal (including haggis and wine) along with the entertainment. That dancer in the middle? We’re pretty sure he would make an excellent book cover model.

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We’re back on a Virgin train, this time heading to London. The Scottish countryside is beautiful, and we’re thinking the Yorkshire countryside will be, too. Ta-ta for now!

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