The Edinburgh Monuments
The Scottish capital Museums
Mark woke up quite early on the following day, thus he went outside our Edinburgh flat for some breakfast and a paper, then made the capuccino and woke me up. We had a few peaceful hours and after that headed towards the first of the several monuments I got on my collection.
The one nearest to our serviced flat in Edinburgh turned to be the National Museum of Scotland, and then we went to the Royal Museum with its Millennium Clock. Mark insisted on seeing the National Gallery of Scotland as he is a serious lover of fine art and then he dragged me to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
I required some air and after our visit down the museums, I convinced Mark we had more than enough for that day and we headed towards the Princes Street Gardens where we made a picnic. The recreation area was filled with parents with their children and they all appeared happy.
In the evening we headed to the Leith district, which hasn’t been that close to the Edinburgh holiday accommodation we were residing at, but was so charming that we could not resist. We visited the Britannia Royal Yacht, which is on dock there and then we went to the Shore, which is a location of fish and chip shops, curry houses and elegant seafood eating places, together with traditional Scottish bars. I selected a good brasserie called A Room in Leith, which offered a waterside position and we had a nice Scottish meal.
After that Mark was the one to choose the pub we left for right after dinner and he picked The Kings Wark on the shore, which turned to be a conventional pub on the water. There we had some beer and appetizers and remained at really late until we eventually got a cab to our Edinburgh apartment.