Visited Edinburgh this New Year’s eve and parked at the Castle Terrace car park. We felt we had done enough castle tours this trip and did not want to climb the hill to the castle. Instead we admired the view we had of this magnificent building and elected to stroll into the city and do some shopping. On the way we took in the stunning architecture that the city has to offer. We did our shopping but got hopelessly lost on our way back to the car.
The Scots have a wonderful tradition of celebrating New Year’s Eve or Hogmanay as it is called here. I was hoping that I would find a promising venue that we could see in the New Year that evening but the hotel restaurant only offered a rudimentary menu and the pub/restaurant opposite offered just English/American cuisine. Haggis was not on the menu. Instead we elected for the Hotel’s offering and saw in the New Year in our room. On New Year’s Day we will set out for England and will return to our flat in London on 2nd January.