Ballantrae Albany Hotel
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... the whole of August, and I can tell you that the amount of people here at the moment is ridiculous. There are street performers everywhere, people trying to give you flyers to see comedy shows, poetry readings, etc etc... Wow.
When we got up to the street the castle is on, there was just a sea of people moving towards it. I was a little blown away by it. But, the whole thing was actually quite quick. We waited less time that we ...
... went into a gift/souvenir shop to buy some Scottish Whisky Fudge then we made our way along to the bus stop in Waterloo Place to await the bus back to the ship. I tried to connect to the wifi in the port terminal but had no luck so we just went on board. As it was only 2:15 we went to Windows for a light lunch but, as the place was packed, it took ages to find somewhere to sit. Eventually we were able to have a bit of salad and chat to the people at ...
... city, called Mary King’s Close, which is said to be inhabited by ghosts. Visitors leave dolls for the young ghost to play with, and the pile of dolls included Sponge Bob, a very old Barbie and a photo of Harry Styles (Alanna’s future husband). Finally, we had dinner at Frankie & Benny’s restaurant.
Tune in tomorrow for more Scottish fun.
Guid nicht everyone. ...
... whole time we were there.
Jordan was very excited about keeping a snowball in the freezer, and proceded to carry a snowball the whole way home, to only trip on his way into our apartment and drop it. Nooooo….
On our way up the Royal Mile we had a quick look at the Childhood Museum. A huge collection of vintage, old toys, dolls, games, books… and Zara and Jordan got ...
... way back to the bus. We drove up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. We were dropped off on a side street and then walked up to the castle. While Diane was obtaining our tickets, we were waiting in the area where we will be tomorrow evening for the Royal Tattoo. She explained the meaning of the word tattoo was a call to close the pubs and return to barracks. Inside the castle walls Diane discussed the history of the castle and pointed out the important buildings. We were ...