Brae Lodge Guest House
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... a maze to finally come across the Scottish Crown Jewels or as they like to put it 'the honours of Scotland' which had a rich history to say the least, getting buried a few times before England borrowed them for a time. We walked though part of the royal palace and into the great hall, saw where king James had been born and found some cool armour. Had a quick look in the Royal Scot's regimental museum, the Royal Scot's dragoon museum and a few more dragoon ...
Although I have a passion to travel the world and see multiple cities and countries, I never want to forget how wonderful my home country of Scotland is. It is somewhere that I will always come back to after my travels to settle as Scotland will always be my home. Therefore I would love for my very first travel blog to be about Scotland and more specifically the beautifully historical yet cosmopolitan capital city of Edinburgh!
... then through a "wee lane" to try to get tickets to the Royal Military Tattoo, which takes place at Edinburgh castle, but they were sold out both times we went to the ticket office.
We needed lunch quite desperately by this time, so we checked out the Standing Orders pub Eva had suggested. It used to be a bank and you can see the vaulted ceilings in the picture. The food is very cheap there, but unfortunately the quality sort of matches ...
... we walked the Royal Mile down to Holyrood Castle, which was the home where Mary Queen of Scots preferred to stay when in Edinburgh. Kev thinks its worth a mention that in the Royal Mile, Jacqui looked in every Scottish woolen store for a cashmere scarf, which she failed to find, yet in 5 minutes he managed to purchase a pure wool jumper!
All in all we loved Scotland but had too little time there, definitely would love to ...
... a little steep. To me it felt like an important historic site had been dressed up and turned into a sideshow for tourists, complete with idiotic stories about psychics picking up strange vibes about lost toys, and talking portraits of historical figures whose fragmented and incomplete story lines were never revisited later in the tour. If it was about more than making money, then a silent museum you could wander around and get lost in it would have been far more exciting ...