Ailsa Craig Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
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- Non-smoking hotel
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... this little bridge that had what I think was a little museum beside it. The cottage there was postcard worthy and a nice man stopped & pointed out a huge mushroom in the tree for me to take a photo of. We walked past all the tiny shops, of which many were bakeries. MMM Then back down to the car. We got a coffee & headed for the next town of Whitby.
The countryside here was national park. It varied in places, but when ...
... built by King David for his mother. Outside here was Mons Meg, one of Europe's largest siege guns, which fired stones weighing 150 kg over 3.2 km and we could look down and see the cemetery for soldiers' dogs. Passing the Argyle Tower, we saw the Forewall and Half Moon Batteries then entered the Royal Palace by David's Tower to proceed to the Honours of Scotland (Scottish Crown Jewels) via displays explaining their history. The crown, mace and ...
... flowed quite nicely. They did have a security check of bags before we got to the ticket takers. But we were in our seats quickly. We talked with the usher/security young man for our area. It was his first time doing the Tattoo and was enjoying it very much. We didn't sit down right away because we had end seats and there were still many seats in our row that needed to be filled-in by fellow travelers who had not yet arrived. I bought the program ...
... to the hostel where Nadine split off to meet a friend. Clare and I stayed back to rest for an hour and then we left to go on the night walking tour of Edinburgh. It was basically all about the gory, scary side of the city. It was really interesting and cool as well.
The next morning Clare and I went to church at the famous Giles Cathedral, which isn't actually a cathedral for some reason or another since they don't have a priest. I don't really know ...
... but more from how it is built on this amazing rock outcrop. The Scottish crown jewels are - sparse. There is a very old chapel up there into which only about 25 people can fit. There are canons and a banqueting hall with a hammer beam roof, though not nearly as nice as the one in Hampton Court. It also has a display of weaponry. There is also a large building in which those who have died in battle ...