Acer Lodge Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... opening time. The chapel has an interesting history, sitting empty and open to the elements for 250 years. Oliver Cromwell used the chapel as a horse stable during a military campaign in the area. Restoration work started when Queen Victoria visited and suggested the chapel needed to be restored. The carvings are very interesting and some mysterious, one window clearly has corn, or maize, cobs for decoration, but the carvings were done before it is thought ...
... cannons in Europe, which apparently the mere sight of it would cause entire armies to surrender. We also joined a free guided tour, and were taken further up the hill in the castle. We learned about the castle's change of hands during various wars, which included Mary Queen of Scots era. She lived in this castle, where she gave birth to her son, James, who later on became King James I (of a united Scotland and England). We also explored the Prisoner of War buildings, the ...
... inside and out, we were approached and chatted to by a number of volunteer guides, very chatty, friendly and knowledgeable chaps, and one of them mentioned that JK Rowling had used a lot of the names from the graveyard for Harry Potter (eg McGonagall, for one), because after all, she wrote the books in cafe up the road at a window overlooking the graveyard. So we went off to find the cafe because it was after all cup-of-tea-time. We ...
... supposedly can still be heard running around. We also got to hear more about the brutal and gory history of the city.
Today, the 31st, Bram and I checked out of our hostel and began exploring the newer upper town of Edinburgh. This is where the majority of malls and shops are. I love the mix of the newer shops and older buildings all still with a view of Edinburgh castle. For lunch I had a Scottish Steak Pie and Mash. It definitely ...
... that avaunt guard piece I mentioned. It was so bad it was good. Following the show, I spent the next few hours sitting at the bar with one of the kids moms. She is actually the mother of one of my voice students but is here as a chaperones. We had a few pints and were shooting the ****. My gossip has been in need of some exercising. It's funny we both had some of the same thoughts:) Hope your enjoying my updates, feel free to comment. Until ...