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... town walls which meant that people built up instead of out. It was not unusual to have buildings that were 10 stories tall back in the 17 and 18th century.
Like I said yesterday, the whole town is built on a hill so I definitely got my exercise in (pic 2). You can see in this picture that the Castle is on the right side while the Palace of Holyroodhouse is on the left. That is looking from the newer side of the city (still a couple hundred years old). The ...
We started our day on the red hop on hop off bus, just to get our bearings. Touring the city was enjoyable. We spent the afternoon at Edinburgh castle and then wondered down to the city for dinner. Friday morning we went to Holyrood House, the home ...
... travellers' tales as well as personal and family catch up. After a long lunch we walked along George Street in The New Town, admiring the lovely shops, to a former bank which is now a bar/restaurant called the Dome. It was an amazing building and we enjoyed a further drink and more talk before returning to the hotel. More cheese and bikkies, wine and fruit for tea. Tuesday was wet, very wet. It was the day we had decided Brain would drive us out to look at some of Sue's ...
... told us stories of people who went in and never came back out, the ghosts who have been witnessed in each one and of visitor encounters. The Watcher seems to be the most witnessed entity and also the most scary.
In the last room we were told the story of a haunted hotel's attic room within the city although the name and exact location was never mentioned. We thankfully were not staying in an attic room.
After the walk around the vaults we were led upstairs to ...
We attended the opening night of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/the-experi ence) on Thursday and it was an event to remember. They set up stadium seating for about 20,000 in the courtyard of the Edinburgh Castle and the show uses the Castle as a magnificent backdrop for lighting. The show reminded me at some points of a spectacular halftime show, probably because of the marching bands ...