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... brilliantly with the audience. *****
You can't really come to a city like Edinburgh and not do a walking tour. It is so steeped in history. We chose to do a "free" tour with Sandeman's. It was a pretty decent tour, our guide was from Spain, but has spent a few seasons in Edinburgh and loves the city. She was very knowledgeable and engaging. ****
We then had dinner at a place called Mum's, where N had some bangers and mash, and I had my ...
... sat under the coronation chair at Westminster Abbey in London from 1296 until 1996. At that time, Queen Elizabeth agreed to return it to Scotland, on the condition that it would be returned to London for all future coronations. I remember a recent movie made about an attempted abduction of the stone, that was quite a fiasco.
The Royal Palace residency was not at all what I expected. It had wood floors, and not as grand as many other palaces I had seen ...
... a rough timeline of British history, aided by movie references the importance of Mary Queen of Scots was realised.
With our school lesson done for the day we were in desperate need of a watering hole...only to find out that all pubs were closed on New Years Day in Stirling and almost every other small town in Scotland. After a quick stop for Diet Coke, we decided to follow a tourist sign we had seen on the way ...
... gates up to the portico. Kathy and I ended up using the Audio tour headphones which are available at an extra cost. You key in numbers which are labelled on various things in and around the castle to hear more about that particular thing or area. The first choice you have to make as you get through the portico is to either climb the stairs on the left which take you directly to the summit, or to continue up the cobblestone promenade which is used by vehicles ...
... I'm using Rosemary's computer until I get mine back from the apple hospital. I hate to complain, but I'm like a child and ask my friends I NEED my sleep, so this time difference thing is not working out well. Now I'm back packing (our bags exploded in this room) because we leave early in the morning for Durham for the week! I miss everyone at home but I'm having so much fun I barely even notice...no offense. much love to you all!