Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First
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... the grocery store chain called Lidl. We have grown used to shopping there and feel lost when there isn't one around.
The dorm we are in is supposed to be quiet at night. I have my doubts. Tomorrow we have the whole city to explore.
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... two areas - Old and New Town - divided by Princes Street, with the grand Edinburgh Castle looming above. This iconic fort sits high above on rocks inhabited since the Iron Age, and is by far the highest thing in this city that teems with history, no skyscrapers found here. What you do see are endless spires and brick structures built to last. (My friend's home is older than the US.) The castle sits on the west end of what became the Royal Mile, ...
... stone bridge, and that made my whole day, sad as it may sound to some of you readers. While most of the other tour group members were spending this time eating lunch or heading into town, I decided to take advantage of this once in a lifetime experiences. I walked along the footpaths of the old course, and came upon the Jubilee Course. I was able to walk into the clubhouse and also the garden rooftop, which had a great view all the way to ...
... which the kids seemed to enjoy. Meanwhile I was able to check out a few of the mostly tourist shops along the Royal Mile, the most interesting one had a working loom in action and a display of tartan dress through the ages (managed to avoid buying a kilt, much to the kids relief). After lunch we set off to the National Museum of Scotland, but just as we arrived the fire alarm went ...
Visited the museum today. It's massive so we probably only saw a third of it before we left. They had this game called reaction times where u had to hit coloured buttons when they flashed. I smashed the boys by hitting 68 in 30 secs. They were sad but me happy.
Did a pub crawl last night ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking