At 6:30 am, the shuttle arrived to bring us back to the airport. Once again, we had to go through Passport Control. We were almost on a first name basis with these people. We had time before our flight, so we went to the Diners Club lounge, only to find that it is open 24 hours. In a pinch, we could have stayed there.
Very thing went smoothly from this point on and we arrived back in Budapest a half hour ahead of the scheduled arrival time. Though we were sad to leave Edinburgh, we were glad to be home. As the week progressed, we agreed we would do this again next year with a longer time. We will plan two weeks instead of one, take in more Fringe events, and the Military Tattoo.
Other free things that one can do here besides those I have mentioned are:
In Old Town:
The Brass Rubbing Centre
Princes Street Gardens – we walked through it to see the pipers
The Writer’s Museum – we went there the last time
In New Town:
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Rest of the city:
St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Tour the Parliament
To conclude whether or not the Edinburgh Pass was worth the money, I have to say that for us this time, it was. We did see exhibits that we would have felt too frugal to spend the money on and therefore missing out on them. The Mueck, Elsheimer, and Beyond the Palace Walls are three examples of things we would not have had the opportunity to be enriched by.
Aye, we love the city!