We left Chester and headed north for Scotland. We drove through the Lake District to Lake Windermere for a cruise on an old steamship (now running on diesel!).
The area is where Beatrice Potter lived and Wordsmith wrote many of his poems. It was very nice countryside with lakes surrounded by mountains and fields. The boat cruise took us up the lake to Ambletown then we took the bus to the next town called Grasmere.
Here we stopped for lunch and a look around, the small town was quaint with little shops, cafés, bakeries and B&B’s. We stopped a a little bakery then walked around, found a Gingerbread shop that has been in business since 1854.
Our next stop was at Gretna Green which was just over the border of Scotland. Apparently couples used to go there to elope as the laws were much tighter in England.
From there we drove to Edinburgh and arrived about 4pm. We had time to have a quick look around town before going for dinner and show of traditional Scottish music and dancing. IT was a great night with very talented dancers and musicians. Our American friends on our table had a knack of getting wine from the other tables so we had no shortage of drinks.