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... 13th century when it was taken by the English and has been used for English coronations since (enclosed within the Coronation Chair). The Queen recently returned it to Edinburgh Castle, but it will still be used for future coronations. We also saw various other things, including the Argyle Battery, One O'Clock Gun, the Great Hall, the Lang Stairs, and the various gates (there were lots of them!!) the Scottish National ...
... to come visit. I’ll have to add it to our list which keeps growing rather than shrinking. The conductor comes onto the loudspeaker and says the train is being held for a bit at Durham and he doesn’t know why because no one is talking to him. He sounds rather plaintive and we all enjoy a laugh with him over his predicament which then becomes our predicament as the train has brake problems. I LIKE trains to ...
... to a tenement, also sometimes providing access to the rear of the building. There was often a gate at the front entrance which was closed at night." Some of these are commerical tourist sites now like Mary King's Close, which runs under current buildings.
Before long we reached the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other end of the Royal Mile. This is the Queen's official residence in Scotland, where you can see some ...
... br> because my Great great great great grandfather (William Lindsay
Alexander) was a significant religious figure in historic Edinburgh.
He was apparently a Great
scholar and preacher who dominated Edinburgh's religious scene.
I went to the Cathedral in the middle
of the Royal Mile to look at the stained glass window that had been
dedicated to him. I saw this window 12 years ago as well, so it was
neat to revisit it. I then went on a hunt for the ...
... many people about. Turns out I actually did get off at the right stop I just turned left instead of right where the bus dropped me off so basically I end up walking in a massive circle! Eventually I make and fall into bed, well climb actually as turns out I've been assigned a top bunk. Luckily there's only one other person in the room so it makes for a quiet night. I don't think I've ever slept so ...