From Newcastle this morning, we headed to part of Hadrians Wall where we noticed so many walls and buildings nearby, were obviously made out so stolen stone from this historic wall. That was a bit sad actually.
From there, we crossed the border into Scotland and stopped in Jedburgh, a very lovely town where we went into Mary, Queen of Scots house which was really interesting. We also saw the Abby which was burned down basically on orders of nasty King Henry then VIII in the 1500s and never rebuilt. that was sad also especially seeing tombs within the walls, standing among the ruins.
The bus trip took us through such beautiful scenery as we headed on through to Edinburgh. Here, we stay for 2 nights in another very comfortable hotel, The Edinburgh Capital Hotel which is just out of the township and beside a lovely walkway through the forest. Des and I braved the cold and walked to where it is very high up and we could see for miles, the landscape of Edinburgh. It is a historic walkway where we saw rabbits and bluebells but no badgers that apparently live there.
We got out of the bus in Edinburgh City to freezing cold wind. We asked the temp for the day at the hotel and were told it was a mild 11 to 17 today. Year right! More like 11 with a wind chill of 2. I was so cold I could hardly think straight. Des and I found a little Italian restaurant to have a warm lunch and we felt better and ready to face the biting wind and discover the city before heading on to the hotel. We will do more of that tomorrow on tour and hopefully, it will be warmer. The old part of the city, which we walked through was absolutely lovely even in the cold. We enjoyed watching a street performer and visited a small market which was held in an lovely old church. We also looked through St Giles Presbyterian Cathedral. By now dear readers, you can see we enjoy church's emmensly.