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... 8217;s Secret Bunker which was one of the country’s best kept secrets. It was a secret nuclear bunker built in 1951 and operational until 1993 and was built to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack. The bunker is over 30.5 metres below the ground, hidden beneath an innocent looking farm house. Underground it is the size of two football fields spread over two levels with operational rooms, ...
... were on the set of Harry Potter.
Together, we spent the rest of the day on foot, exploring the city. We walked up to the Edinburgh Castle first. We didn't pay to go into the castle, but just seeing the outside of it was really cool. As most castles, this one was propped up at the top of a hill, accessible via a steep, unstable, cobble stone sidewalk. For most of us, trekking up the hill was not much of a task. Except for poor Nick, who had just ...
... in the 50’s in search of a better life for their
two children. I think they would be
proud to know that they achieved that.
For those of you who were convinced I might come back to Canada “talking
funny”, you were right! The accent has
slowly been creeping back in. In fact, a
fellow climber on Arthur Seat this week correctly identified my accent as
coming from Leith! Wow, that blew me
... everywhere off the mile were interesting little alleyways - none of which we explored - the new Parliament House which to all of us seemed very confusing, and much more. We were intrigued by the huge green cliff-like mountain immediately behind Holyrood Palace called Salisbury Crags. We understand that Edinburgh is built around seven extinct volcanoes and perhaps this is an old crater. We chose a tiny Italian cafe for dinner - some meals all right and others not so ...
... t get lost!) I was hoping to perhaps locate a burial record for Elizabeth O’Hara’s father, Henry, who was a mason in the city and who died on 17th March 1833. I asked for some help and very kind people popped out of everywhere. We searched the church’s burial records but couldn’t find anyone named O’Hara. It was then that someone mentioned there were 3 St Cuthbert’s in Edinburgh! What city has 3 ...