We visit Edinburgh quite often – but usually outside the festival season. The crowds are just too much! Our last visit was on a cold day at the end of October. We started at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which is just as interesting outside as in.
From there, we walked part of the way back into town along the Water of Leith. At Dean Village, it seemed someone had been creating more modern art in the river.
We admired some of the building details and the view from Dean Bridge before continuing into the city centre.
Our next stop was at the National Portrait Gallery, where an art class was going on.
From there, we cut across Princes Street to the Royal Mile and continued down towards Holyrood, spotting more interesting details on the way.
We decided to climb Salisbury Crags – at least, as far as felt comfortable in city shoes.
We got great views of the Scottish Parliament, the Castle, Calton Hill and Holyrood Palace.
By this time, the light was fading and it was getting much colder so we walked back into the centre to meet a friend for beer and food.
I’m linking this post to Jo’s Monday Walks. This week she’s taking a sunset stroll in the Algarve so, if Edinburgh has made you feel chilly, head over there for a warm-up.