Tantallon Castle – Scotland

Tantallon Castle - Scotland

We decided to go by car towards North Berwick to the East. This was also very busy due to the beautiful weather at the moment. We ended up stopping at Tantallon Castle. I decided it wasn”t worth paying the entrance fee to look around, especially due to the fact there was a lot of scaffolding covering the front of the castle. I managed to get a sneaky few photos over the hedge.

Shops on Princes Street Edinburgh

Shops on Princes Street Edinburgh

After such a long day of travelling yesterday we didn’t leave the hotel till quite late. By the time we had walked into the city centre the Bus Tours were extremely busy and had long queues for tickets. We decided that another day would be better, when we came out earlier. I did however get some interesting photographs of the wonderful architecture on Princes Street.

Edinburgh Castle at Dusk

Edinburgh Castle at Dusk

We finally managed to get to our hotel in Edinburgh at around half five. We showered and relaxed before heading back into the city for our evening meal. The Mussel Inn is one of the best sea food restaurants in Edinburgh and was up to its usually high standards. I then went for a little walk up and down Princes Street to get some photos of the castle.

Melrose Abbey, Scotland

Melrose Abbey, Scotland

Driving towards Edinburgh on the scenic route was very long but interesting. We decided to get out of the car and stretch out legs at the town of Melrose. I saw some ruins of what looked like a castle in near the car-park and went to investigate. It was going to be £3.50 for me to go in, I originally decided not to go in but I’m glad I did because as soon as I did recognized the Abbey. Melrose Abbey was founded in 1136 by Cistercian Monks. The guided audio tour was surprisingly good and informative and I would definitely recommend it as one of the top places to see in Scotland.