Edinburgh – Museum of Childhood, Greyfriars Kirkyard and Mussel Inn

The Museum of Childhood is perfect for all ages. It contains five floors of toys and games from the ages. It is wonderful to see what kind of toys and entertainment was available to children of different times and backgrounds.There is also one floor devoted to dolls and bears, and the intricate detail of these toys provides a vast contrast to a doll fashioned from an old shoe owned by a child living in poverty. This is a must see if you visit the city, and I was impressed at how many things are in theis musuem!
Greyfriars Kirkyard is another important feature of Edinburgh. One reason it is so famous is the story of Greyfriars Bobby. As you walk towards Greyfriars Kirkyard, there are a plethora of cafes and shops named about Bobby, which just goes to show how famous it is. The story goes that after his owner died and was buried, his pet dog Bobby refused to leave and stayed by his grave for the rest of his life –  a true man’s best friend. A little further on, a monument to Bobby has been erected.
Mussel Inn on Rose Lane has received many rave reviews for its food. On a Thursday evening, it was very busy and loud, which shows its popularity.
We received bread to start off with. I ordered the King Scallops with sundried tomatos, basil presto, cream and chive mashed potato and a parmesan crisp.

The dish was delicious. Rich but not overpowering, it was just right. The flavours went really well together and the scallops were cooked to perfection.

For dessert, I ate the homemade mango parfait with passionfruit sauce. This was the perfect way to end a meal!
The food was fantastic but I felt the service wasn’t as good as it could have been. It could be due to the busyness of the restaurant but the service didn’t feel as friendly and warm, and it was a little slow to gain a server’s attention. After paying my bill, it seemed the server had forgotten to bring my change and I had to ask another waitress for the money!

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