Went on one of Lothian Motorcoaches Excursion Trips to Durham Christmas Market with a friend 1/12/18.
Margaret and mysself got to Charlotte Square to get on the mini coach with others but we had two more stops to pick people up from Sheriffhall Park & Ride and Dumber before we heading to Durham Christmas Market.
It was great to come here as I’ve never been to Durham before so Margaret and myself had a look round the City Centre of Durham then had a look at the Christmas Markets.
Both of us where quite surprise to see the markets not much of a Christmas Market, it didn’t look very festive plus it just looked like a Normal ever day market,
After looking round the market and stalls we both went for a coffee at Chapters of Durham Tea Room which was great before exploring more.
There was a big massive Chrimas Tree in the City Centre of Durham with a few tinsel about the centre which look great but we both felt a little disappointed about the markets and stalls.
We also seen salvation army Brass Band playing Christmas Music next to the massive Christmas Tree in the City Centre of Durham before we heading back to the mini coach.
As we all got back on the mini coach we were talking about our time in Durham and we all felt the same about the Chrismas Markets not really Christmasey.
Maybe in a few weeks near Christmas the market might look more like Christmas Market but beginning of December it look like they weren’t set for Christmas at all, just saying.
Apart from that I’m glad to visit Durham for the first time and thanks to Lothian Motorcoaches driver Charles for taking us all there and back.
I went on one of Lothian Motorcoaches Winters Tours to Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders & National Mining Museum Scotland on the 9/10/18.
Waiting at Charlotte Square for the Coach but it was not there bigger coach, it was one of there mini coaches. Which was pretty cool.
On-board was our adorable Guide Scott and our wonderful driver Graham, which was great to see them again as there are the dream team.
Our first destination was Rosslyn Chapel, which was nice but I got myself a bit flustered because there was so many people inside and I didn’t knew where to put myself. just had one of these mornings however I just had a walk around outside before getting back on the mini coach.
Our second destination was Scottish Borders amd i had a walk round to see Melrose Abbey, priorwood garden and then had a nice cup of tea and a big scone in Dalgetty Alexander & sons cafe.
Our final destination was the National Mining Museum Scotland, which was amazing and interesting to learn more about Mining back in the days.
Our tour guide was great showing us around but i forgotten his name, the guide was fantastic and helpful explain everything to us. Also walked around some great displays too.
The overall of the day tour with Lothian Motorcoaches was outstanding from start to finish, another great experience and also my 6 Day Tour with them.
For me the National Mining Museum Scotland was my best part of the day, just love having these walking guide tours in interesting places.
I visited Lothian Buses Open Day at Annandale Street in Edinburgh for the first time because I knew Lothian Motorcoaches where going to be there 29/9/18.
I arrived at Annandale at 11:30am, Waiting in the queue to get in and i was not far from the entrance.
Having a look around the depot was very impressive seeing all the vehicle buses displayed also getting information and tips about the services
My favourite part was when I got to Lothian Motorcoaches, it was great to finally meet both of the Coaching and Touring Manners (Willie Hamilton & Kevin Slater) also some of the team too.
Willie Hamilton Is a giant compare to me because he is so tall, i had to step back and look up hehe. Should of asked Willie to get down on his knees and then he would be the same size as me, oh dam I wished i did PMSL oh well maybe next time huh.
Kevin Slater was very interesting to tell me a few things about there Tours coming up and a little bit about there service they provide at Lothian Motorcoaches. Awwww thanks kevin, he is so adorable friendly bubbly guy.
What I’ve learned and seen from this service, has been fantasticalso to knew there improving things all the time to suit everyone needs and to show them an great experience that they have not seen before.
Interesting fact about Lothian Motorcoaches, is that they have 10 double decker, 5 new 61 seat coaches, 3 x 50+ seat coaches and 2 x 16 seat new minibuses plus a lot of vintage vehicles.
Lothian Motorcoaches have there new Tour Brochure out now, to get a copy just visit one of Lothian Buses Travel Shops.
The out come of visiting Lothian Buses Open Day was really good and well worth the visit for a couple of hours. Thank you Lothian Buses and the rest of the services.
I visited Perth Museum & Art Gallery with a friend on the 22/9/18. We got the train (Scotrail) thru to Perth, it was a nice journey
This Museum was small Exhibition, well presented with a great look of Art pieces.
Very interesting to look around and to learn more. Well recommended
After looking around Perth Museum & Art Gallery, we decided to have a little stroll walk at the Bridges of perth, however it was along path next to the river and we didn’t walk all of it, but maybe next time when we come to Perth.
It was a nice sunny warm day in Peru, when we left Edinburgh first thing in the morning, it was bloody freezing lol . We got the train back home, thanks to Scottish for there assistance from & to the train