Our flight to Edinburgh left Bergen in the evening so we decided to spend the first night of the trip in Scotland’s capital city and travel through to Glasgow the following day.
We arrived at our hotel in the city’s famous Princes Street in the shadow of the castle around 8.30 and I grabbed a couple of photos of the landmarks before we headed out.
After we met up outside the hotel we headed for the Oxford Bar in Young Street just five minutes walk away. Mrs Mjollnir is a big fan of Scottish author Ian Rankin‘s ‘Inspector Rebus‘ crime novels and the TV series starring John Hannah and Ken Stott and this bar is Rebus’ favourite watering hole.
Whilst there we had the good fortune to bump into famous Scottish actor and director David Hayman who has starred in another crime series in recent years ‘Trial and Retribution’ which we have seen sporadically in Norway. Unlike a couple of other celebrities I’ve bumped into in the past David could not have been nicer. He had plenty of time to discuss his work and seemed genuinely interested in the fact we’d come from Norway mentioning that he’d been to Bergen. He came across as a genuinely nice guy and was only too happy to pose for a couple of snaps and have a conversation with us so kudos to David Hayman.
Having said our goodbyes we headed down to Rose Street famous for having loads of pubs along its length – it would be an achievement to have a drink in every one and still be capable of speech at the end of it!
Since we wanted something to eat we headed into a pub called the Standing Order in a small alley just off Rose Street which we knew would serve some decent food and had a few drinks in there before heading back to the hotel rounding off a pleasant night in Edinburgh.