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Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and the British Open

Edinburgh castle

Last Friday, I wrote about getting to Europe and visiting Dublin. Today, we’ll be visiting Edinburgh, St. Andrews, and the British Open; especially special this year because it was held at the the birthplace of golf, of which I was reminded multiple times by my golf loving husband. Getting to the Royal Mile After a quick 24 hours in Ireland, we hopped on a plane to Scotland. I wasn’t excited about flying again so soon, but it was the quickest and most cost effective way to get over the Irish Sea. Buying three tickets well in advance was only $184. The flight was uneventful and we were at the Edinburgh airport before noon. The airport is about 30 minutes from the city, but there is excellent bus service. The Airlink 100 stop is right outside of domestic arrivals and offers express service to Waverely Bridge, which is the train station for Edinburgh. At £4.50 per adult and £2.00 per child, the cost is much cheaper than taking a taxi. From Waverely, the Royal Mile is a short, although uphill, walk of about 10 minutes. We booked the Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile for two nights, spending 70,000 IHG points. For having the ...

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