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... the tea shop of Kelly's friend & we had a great afternoon tea. We also met up with friends from our Germany trip. Great to see them. Back to the hotel for a swim & sauna & then off to a Scottish dinner & show. Tried the Haggis & it was a great ...
... As we continued home we asked why people were crowding this one spot. Apparently the Britain's Got Talent judges were staying in the hotel, and as we watched Simon Cowell
walked out and into his car. We also saw the 2 hosts doing some filming in front of Edinburgh Castle. Our first celebrity spotting.
We finished Edinburgh with a visit to the National History Museum.
Edinburgh did not disappoint! Definitely not enough time to explore this place, that's for sure. So much to do.
We went to the castle first thing. I found it very similar to the Tower of London but more majestic and castle-y. It was interesting walking around and learning the history of Scotland in relation to the castle.
With our free time we made our way to Greyfriar's Bobby, which was ...
... lots of photos and drank in the views, we started the trek to Arthur’s Seat, which is in Holyrood Park (the royal park). It wasn’t a long walk and it was a lovely day (Phil even ended up getting sunburnt….in Scotland….hahahaha poor kid). The first 15 minutes or so of the walk through the park was easy, I was like 'yeah, this isn’t so bad!’. Then the path split into two…a scenic route and the quickest way ...
... into this beautifully restored little town in the bottom of a valley. I could have spent hours there.
We took the picturesque Clyde Valley Tourist Route into Glasgow. But this time it was raining. I had wanted to do a hop on hop off bus tour, but Terry didn't, so we compromised and downloaded its route and followed that as best we could.
Our first and only stop was the Riverside Museum, the 2013 European Museum of the Year. It was great, and free. We had lunch ...