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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".
Another entry so soon. I know. Not that much is going on still, but I did actually DO something here in the city yesterday. I have been to Edinburgh a half a dozen different times for varying lenghts of time, but had yet to climb Arthur's Seat. The big hill behind Holyrood at the bottom of the Royal Mile that looks out over all of Edinburgh and …
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... of Old Town, now filled with fish & chips and plaid shops, but surprisingly nearly exactly how it was centuries ago.
The weather was perfect for what you want in Scotland - grey, damp, very moody. Bagpipers in kilts play on street corners, which adds to the ambiance. So, is there a better evening activity than heading down into the Old Town underworld? I love any tour that takes you underground, knowing there is a whole world beneath ...
... alarm) so we had to leave. We caught another of the hop-on buses as our ticket was still valid and saw the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and the rest of the circuit the bus tours do. We got back to the museum, and what a shame we only had an hour there as it was fabulous and both Bridget & Jonathan were impressed with what they saw. Hopefully I can sway another museum or 2 when we are in London.