Edinburgh was packed with tourists Our first popular stop was the Church of St Giles (the High Kirk of St Giles). Outside it you can also find the stature of Sir Walter Scott, or to give him his full honorific as the plaque beneath the statue does, “Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleugh and 7th Duke of Queensberry, KG.” Click any image (and maybe the post title first) to see all the pictures full-sized.

Edinburgh, first look

A few street shots from our first walkabout on the afternoon of our arrival. Click the post title and/or any of the images to see them at full size.

Hotel Room View, Edinburgh

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh

Our hotel turned out to be some kind of hybrid of a student dormitory and a hotel room. Interesting in many ways and adequate, if a trifle odd.