Atholl Brae Royal Mile
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... of four, who traded in fabrics and sewed for a living. It was highly unusual for a close to be named after a woman at that time, indicating Mary’s standing in the town. We were surprised to find out that part of the original Craig close is on the tour. We even saw the house of the Craig's, where all of them died of the plague, or as they called it The Black Death. These once vibrant little streets and lanes are completely sealed underneath the newer ...
... Towne. Wow! All the stone buildings. I've seen a lot of old century towns but this was awesome. Like a movie clip out of Harry Potter world. We walked up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle, which is built on volcanic rock. Then walked down to the bottom of the street to tour inside Holyrood Palace, which was extra interesting for me since that is where the characters of the book I'm reading are now inhabiting. Had delicious sweet potato ...
... the delightful St Margaret's Chapel, the Stone of Destiny on which previous Scottish Monarchs were crowned and many other historic buildings. A recent addition is the re-development of the Queen Anne Building including a prisons of war experience. Continue your tour down the famous Royal Mile, the thoroughfare of medieval Edinburgh which links the Castle with the Palace Of Holyroodhouse - HM The Queen's official residence in Scotland. The Palace is home to centuries ...
... cottages and the usual colourful flower pots lining the steps and hanging baskets on the village lamp posts.
Wednesday 18 June Anstruther, Scotland
We spent the day at St Andrew’s only about 10kms from Anstruther. It was very easy to walk around this town from one historic site to another. The day started out quite foggy but the sun came out which gave the town a completely different feel and look. On top of the cliff stand ...
... was a co-ed room
that had 18 people in it. Luckily, the three of us had beds next to one
another. Also, this hostel was kind enough to provide lockers (the next two
hostels charged a fee for a locked locker) and towels for 20 pence. Little did
we know it, we were in hostel heaven!
After I settled in, I decided to walk to the
train station and see if I could find Laura and Andy on their way in. I didn't
find them, because ...