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Well, they actually don't celebrate it here. Most of locals even have no idea what it is. I've found a single person in Edinburgh city museum, who recalled that "yeah, there are some freaks that come every year to the castle to the North of the city, my other job, on the 1st of August. But I have no idea what exactly are they doing".
... looking (though the architecture is nice).
So my dear husband came up with a winning plan for us. When we were at Newcastle, I had wanted to see Lindisfarne, the Holy Island, in Northumberland, but time didn't allow. He knew I was a little disappointed about that and not seeing much of Bayeux, so he figured we could drive the 1 1/2 hours to Lindisfarne, see the island and get off of it before the tide came in. That's part of the uniqueness ...
... market, and decided on touring the Scottish National Gallery (free admission), an old building with Roman columns, which housed hundreds of beautiful sculptures and paintings. The gallery was humbling and full of culture.
Some genius designed Edinburgh to have it's enormous and brutal castle at one end, and the Palace at Holyrood House at exactly the other end. We walked through the city, appreciating the narrow brick streets with tall, skinny ...
... a day. Kind citizens were sometimes able to give them more food. Some of the prisoners died here; some were tried and executed for treason; some escaped and some were freed only after pledging loyalty to the Crown.
#28: Evening in Edinburgh - This photo was taken at about 10:00 p.m. When there was still an hour of light.
#29: Scott Memorial at 10:00 p.m.
Map A: Route of Old Towne Bus Tour
Map B: Trail to Arthur’s Peak
... escapes me, but type in Edinburgh on google image search and this monument pops up. Satisfied we'd seen everything there was to see, we made our way down the hill.
The street the path emptied us onto turned out to be the same street we incorrectly entered onto on day 1. Without the baggage that came with that day hanging over us, this time we were able to get a better look at downtown Edinburgh. We saw a Mcdonalds, and I'd heard that Mcdonalds around the world have ...