Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens

The rain was torrential last night but thankfully it cleared up to provide a really fabulous day, which started out with an enjoyable walk to the Botanic Gardens in the morning. We have never visited the Gardens before but had heard that they were amazing. We were not disappointed and spent a good few hours walking round the various exhibits and gardens. We then walked into the city centre to visit the Museum of Scotland. By this time, however, it was late afternoon and we decided to leave the tour around the Museum for another day: as we would not have done it justice in the short time available. We plan to visit the Royal Yacht, Museum and the Castle on our next visit. Instead it was off to Deacon Brodies (again!) for a drink and a chat about the website and the first Munro!

On our way home we passed the Vue cinema and popped in to see what was showing. As we were in Edinburgh it had to be Burke and Hare. It was a very amusing film and both Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis were excellent as Edinburgh’s notorious Burke and Hare characters.

About Elaine Speirs

Elaine comes from Hamilton near Glasgow and her interests in the outdoor scene began at University. She is a keen mountaineer, climber, cyclist and skier. Her first mountaineering exploit was going up the North Face of Ben Nevis after which she was “hooked” on the mountains. She has also climbed outside of the UK, particularly in the Dolomites, Chamonix and Majorca.
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