Since we had a train to catch, we sadly turned back toward the train station, boarded our train, and waved goodbye to the fantasies of Oxford.
As the train made its way north, it was exciting to see the magical changes in the landscape. Honestly, entering into Scotland felt like entering into a fairy tale. Enormous, sweeping green hills dominated most of the scenery, as hidden nooks of beauty briefly entered into our sight before being obscured once more.
As we arrived in Edinburgh, we encountered the first proper rain of our trip. Thankfully, the nearest hotel was just across the street from the train station. With our bags in hand, we raced across the street and into the hotel lobby, where we found ourselves thoroughly drenched. Our exploration of Edinburgh would have to wait until tomorrow- or so we thought. Life has a way of changing plans, but that’s a story for another day!