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Our Magnificent Journey
Chapter 11
England / Scotland / Ireland


On the coast of Ireland  
Day 7
Edinburgh - St. Andrews

We both slept well, woke, showered, dressed and enjoyed another delicious home-cooked breakfast at the 14 Hart Street B&B.

Breakfast at the 14 Hart Street B&B

Then out into the bright but cool (52 degrees) Edinburgh morning. We walked to Waverly and entered the bustling train station, where we bought round trip tickets to St. Andrews and jumped on the train with one minute to spare. The hour-long ride northeast was relaxing. The train hugged the North Sea coast after a while, and soon we pulled into the tiny St. Andrews station. Took a bus from the train station into sleepy, quaint St. Andrews town and spent the next couple of hours wandering the ancient cobblestones. Took in the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral and St. Andrews Castle, then ended up at the Old Golf Course, where we watched a gentleman make an incredible 60-foot putt.

Enjoying the train ride to St. Andrews
Cemetery at St. Andrews
Cemetery at St. Andrews
At St. Andrews
One of the club houses at St. Andrews Golf Course
Golfers at St. Andrews

Stopped at a pub on Market Street to recharge our batteries with lunch and then strolled back to the bus station for the ten-minute ride to the Leuchers Train Station. The hour-long ride back to Edinburgh through the rolling pastoral Scottish countryside was wonderfully relaxing.

Train back to Edinburgh from St. Andrews

Back in Edinburgh, we walked from the train station, through the lush green Princess Street Gardens, past the Scott Monument, past the lovers lolling on the lawn, amid throngs of people in the shadow of the enormous castle simply enjoying the wonderful cool, sunny afternoon. We walked past Edinburgh Castle, then wound our way up Princess Street, which is under construction, and window-shopped our way back to the B&B, exhausted.

Edinburgh Castle

Freshened up and rested, we then walked 2 blocks to Broughton Street where we enjoyed a delicious Than dinner at Siam Thai.


Then strolled back to the B&B where Carol visited with Angela while I finished cramming clothes into my suitcase for tomorrow’s flight to Dublin.

Angela, our gracious hostess at the 14 Hart Street B&B in Edinburgh

At 10:00 pm we were fast asleep after another adventure-filled day in bonny Scotland.


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