Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and its second largest city in the United Kingdom. Our time in Edinburgh was short, but we had a chance to walk part of the Royal Mile (the main street through town) and see the castle.
That night we stayed at the Scottish Youth Hostel New Lanark, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. http://www.syha.org.uk/hostels-in-scotland/lowlands/new-lanark.aspx
I’ve always pictured myself as the type of person who would be happy going from hostel to hostel and traveling the world. And I’m pleased to say that the two hostels I stayed in met my expectations. The three women leaders stayed together in one room, which is just fine since we got along so well. The hostel had several common rooms where visitors could talk, play games, read, watch tv, etc. and a large dining area. I visited with one woman who was hiking with several of her girl friends, staying in hostels along the way. One of their husbands was following in the car with all their luggage 😀 These ladies were in their 60s, so hostels aren’t limited to youth anymore.
To see more about this hostel, go here http://www.syha.org.uk/hostels-in-scotland/highlands/pitlochry.aspx
During the evening we went to see a Scotsman who demonstrated putting on a kilt and showed traditional Scots weapons.