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... Building is situated at the foot of the Canongate (formerly the site of Scottish & Newcastle brewery) opposite Holyrood Palace. The architect for the building was selected by means of a design competition in 1998. The winning design by Enric Miralles from Barcelona Spain, was chosen from a shortlist by design panel chaired by Donald Dewar (then Secretary of State of Scotland and later First Minister.) The chosen design featured the forms of upturned boats, in his design for the ...
... little museum with some of her possessions. Also a pair if Bonnie Prince Charles' pistols.
Adjoining the Palace is the Abbey founded in 1128 by King David 1. It was abandoned after the roof collapsed in 1768. The Palace and Abbey are overlooked by Arthur's seat, one of a group of hills dominating Edinburgh's skyline.
We drove into the town for lunch and a spot of shopping. The sun came out, ...
... She had printed out maps for us and walked us to the bus stop into downtown (no place to park downtown). The accommodations were okay, not great, but we were too tired to care. The Edinburgh Festival has been happening for all of August. This is the biggest arts festival in the world. Sort of like South by Southwest on steroids, without all the techie stuff and for a whole month. ...
... what services you could find there or it was named after someone of importance who lived on the close. They were very very narrow and steep. The bottom houses were left for the very poor and the flats above where for the more wealthy. The buildings used to tower about 7-12 stories above the street. Human waste was only allowed to be removed from the home twice a day, and it would be thrown out into the street to flow toward the Nor Loch. We were taken into houses that ...
... I did that, but along w the nap I did a walking tour. The tour guide was probably the best one I have had on the trip so far. She did a good job of telling some really cool folk stories of the Scottish people, some really cool history, tons of traditions, and some other cool sights and interesting acts about the city. Edinburgh has had quite the interesting history. Scotland has ...