Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Five and Dime Tour to Grassmarket

Following Sunday evening's Meet and Greet for this year's tour participants, I offered to take those who wanted on a brief tour of what will be their neighbourhood for the next 10 days. I would show them where to get coffee (Starbucks), groceries (Sainsburys) an ATM (Bank of Scotland) and where to find a post office and laundromat. 

The first part of the tour revisited the walk down to Victoria Terrace. But from there, we went down Victoria Street to the Bow Well, the Grassmarket Gallows, the Last Drop and Maggie Dickson's. Most of the group left there in search of a meal. 

The rest of us wandered back up Candlemaker Row to George IV Bridge and back to Bobby's statue. 

We then went along Lauriston Place to see the magnificence of the very imposing entrance to Heriot School. 

We wandered past Heriot's to the Vennel where we were able to watch the sun set on the resplendent Edinburgh Castle. 

It was time for a wee dram (or pint) to warm us up before retiring for the night.  

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