Richard Conway Continues his Globe Trotting Adventures in Scotland
Some of the most popular attractions in Edinburgh are the ghosts! Starting off on the famous Royal Mile, our host for the evening stresses that the key to enjoying any tour such as this is to let your imagination run wild. There was no doubt in my mind that the story telling flair of our guide would make this a chilling evening! In the group, we follow the guide down a few of the many small winding paths that lead away from the Royal Mile. The poor lighting and cobbled bricks only add to the spooky atmosphere. The tour moves on to some of the many underground passageways underneath Edinburgh. The vaults on Blair Street are undoubtedly eerie. The temperature is far higher than outside and yet the walls are damp. The tales of various ghosts such as ‘Jack’ and ‘Mr. Boots’ have everyone huddling together. The creaks of the building upstairs and the flickering of the candlelight get our imaginations into overdrive. I really couldn’t wait to get out of there! The Ghost Tour is a fantastic display of storytelling from a guide who is clearly passionate about her subject. I would most definitely recommend going on one if you are visiting the city. For dinner we decided visited one of the most famous pubs in the city. The Greyfriars Bobby pub, named after the famous terrier that stayed by his master’s grave for 14 years only ever leaving for food. The pub itself is as traditional as you can get in Edinburgh and the food definitely hit the spot for me. Although having a choice of seven different types of sausage for my dinner was always going to keep me happy! My weekend in Edinburgh has absolutely flown by. I have enjoyed staying in the stylish Missoni Hotel and the city itself is so full of character it is almost impossible not to find something that appeals to you.