Let’s dive, head first, into Day 5 – Edinburgh! As usual, any destinations/sites have been hyperlinked in order to make it easier for you to look them up, should you wish to do so. The evaluation of the sites & campsite can be found at the bottom of the page.
We left the campsite early to make it to Edinburgh at a decent time (still had time to drop my knickers on the way to the shower though – standard!). We got there around lunch but it took us ages to park – I’m, not going to lie, we had a slight melt-down regarding the signposting (or the LACK there of!)!!
After a well needed lunch, we headed to the National Museum of Scotland, where we spent about two walking around looking at all the cool stuff – with the rest of Edinburgh’s tourist population. We even managed to make it up to the roof terrace – which was barely worth the wait for the lift, not the walk down the stairs to get out.
The rain came – I wish I could say out of nowhere but it was totally expected – and wouldn’t let up so we decided to hit the road and make up some time. Getting lost a few times trying to get out of Edinburgh, we eventually managed to find the right four to Northumberland, where we’d found a campsite, without yet another meltdown.
I think it took us about an hour to get to Jedburgh and the camping and caravanning club. It was still raining and, as we wanted to find a local place to eat to stay dry, we had no choice but to put the tent up anyway. We walked into town, which took us about ten minutes, and didn’t really meet a soul on the way. We found a little basement pub, had a drink, then moved on to another pub – that I can’t actually remember the name of – to eat. After ordering a rosé spritzer (nothing says countyside like being served wine in a regular drinking glass) and a starter (that looked like something I could’ve chucked into the microwave myself and still made it look more appetising), our burgers finally arrived – and, boi, were they amazeballs!
It was still raining a bit as we walked back to the campsite so we decided to stop at the shops to get some ciders to have in the tent… However, to my friends horror, after the ‘horrors of Edinburgh’, I fell asleep as soon as we got in (@ 8PM – whoever says travelling isn’t exhaustion is lying!).
Edinburgh: I’m sure it’s a nice place, we were just unlucky with the weather! I would advice you to look up parking BEFORE you go there though.
The National Museum Of Scotland: Lots to see! We spent two hours there but think you could easily spend a day in there. And it’s free so you can’t really go wrong with it 😉
Jedburgh: It was an interesting place to visit, but I can’t say I feel the need to go back there. It was a bit like a ghost town when we were there (but, funnily enough, we did bump into more tourists in the restaurant).
The Campsite (The Camping & Caravanning Club): The campsite was really nice, despite the rain. The facilities (toilets and showers) were OK. I do, however, not think it was worth the £22 we paid for the night (it should be said that that price was due to us not being members though).