The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

May 30, 2015 by David Herd

A very interesting city.

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital in November 2011 was the first stop on our road trip to Glasgow through the Scottish highlands.  Incidentally in the pub shown above I spent all my time looking at the blond not the band.

The Beehive Inn

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

My friend Bill Austin and I had a good night at the The Beehive Inn before heading off on our road trip to Glasgow through the Scottish Highlands.


Edinburgh from the castle.

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

Here is my friend Bill admiring the view from the Edinburgh Castle.  

Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century AD), although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century . 

Bobby’s Bar

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

 Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh for supposedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner until he died himself on 14 January 1872.

Edinburgh Old Town

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

Edinburgh has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town.

Old Town  

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

 This area has many underground vaults and hidden passages, relics of previous constructions.

Petit Paris

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

 Oozing with Parisian charm, this intimate French restaurant in Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket has been delighting Scottish Francophiles with its Gallic goodness for over a decade.

Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

  Edinburgh Scotlands Capital

St John’s Church at Royal Mile in old town.

Ghost tour anyone?


I must admit I didn’t join any of these tours preferring to focus on the many Edinburgh pubs. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Edinburgh Scotlands Capital photo blog.

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Holiday Inn


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