We went to the Restaurant at The Bonham Hotel for our 1st wedding anniversary dinner. I’d booked it on the recommendation of some kind people on the Tripadvisor forum for Edinburgh.
We went to the Royal Yacht Britannia straight from our hotel as we were staying at the Leith Waterfront Premier Inn. The yacht is at Ocean Terminal in Leith. The Hop On Hop Off Majestic Tour stops right out front of it.
We visited Palace of Holyroodhouse after we’d been to Edinburgh Castle. Its on the other end of the Royal Mile from the castle so its a pretty easy walk downhill to get to. You also walk past the Scottish Parliament on your way so you’ll know you’re on the right track if you see that!
One of the biggest sights to see in Edinburgh (in my opinion) is the Edinburgh Castle which is built on Castle Rock. The castle dominates a lot of the skyline so you won’t be able to miss it.
As we were in Edinburgh for 3 full days, we’d planned the trip quite carefully to try to maximise our visit. As mentioned in previous posts, we’d done Inchcolm Island and South Queensferry and a drinks night out on the Saturday. For Sunday and Monday however, we’d decided we wanted to properly see the sights of Edinburgh. On my brother-in-law’s suggestion (he’d been to Edinburgh the weekend before with his girlfriend), we decided to get a Hop On Hop Off ticket.
Panda and Sons is a speakeasy bar that’s located on Queen’s Street in Edinburgh. Its right next to the estate agents Knight Frank.
After our trip on the Maid of the Forth we headed further into the little village that was near the pier. Keith found The Boat House on a list of recommendations on Tripadvisor while we were on the boat out to Inchcolm Island. We therefore decided to have lunch there.
On Saturday the 16th of April 2016 we drove over to the Hawes Pier in South Queensferry, Edinburgh to catch our cruise on the Maid of the Forth to Inchcolm Island.