Joanne & Waine's U.K. Road Trip 2016 travel blog

River view on train from Dunfermline to Edinburgh

Castles and downtown Edinburgh

Holyrood Castle

Entering the Captains controls on the Britannia

Grand stair case

Queen Elizabeth's bedroom

Prince Phillips Bedroom

Private sitting room for the Royals overlooking the front glassed viewing area.

Your standard tourist photo

Fathers Day lunch


Up bright and early for a quick cab to the train station for our 1/2 hr trip into downtown Edinburgh. We purchased another Hop on Hop off bus tour and headed out. Took a couple of hours on and off the bus visiting various shops etc. before arriving at the docks for our tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia.

OMG what an amazing luxury liner that is/was. Obviously dated but elegant just the same. From the stair case to the sitting areas to the Queens and Prince Phillips quarters.....simply first class. We were quite surprised to see how small the beds were but keep in mind the yacht was built in the late 1950's prior to our lifestyle of today.

After an hour or so of viewing we had a great Fathers Day brunch in the Britannia Tea Room. WOW what a great way to spend Father's Day.

Our next stop was Holyrood Castle, the Scottish home of The Queen while she's in Scotland. We found it extremely old, tired and just not up to the standards of a Royal Family. However I'm sure there are more up to date rooms that are used that are not open to the public as what we saw was obviously for history buffs to see how Royalty lived 'back in the day'.

An extremely rainy day which cut back on more touring but we did manage to purchase a great bottle of Scotch to warm our toes𯘇. We had a fun pub dinner at Waverly Station prior to our train trip back to our BnB in Dunfermline. Enjoy the photos and we'll have another update once we reach WIFI access. Tomorrow we're off to Glasgow and down the west coast of Scotland to visit Culzean Castle...the ancestry home of the Kennedy Clan...distant relatives of my Joanne (Kennedy) Meyers.


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