The Northumberland Hotel
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All is packed, heads full of ideas and expectations what to see and do in the evening when we fly in. Not much time. Tomorrow we go further to the West coast to OBAN.
... some haggis to take a picture with William Wallace (all proceeds went to a charity at least!). Haggis, in case you were wondering, is sheep's heart, liver, and lungs mixed with onion, oatmeal, spices, and more, and it’s actually cooked in the animal’s stomach. I really hope you weren’t eating just now when you read that. For the record, we didn’t try haggis.
We did, however, try Scotch. We actually did the Scotch Whiskey Experience where you ...
We headed off to an early dinner and we found this really great Iranian restaurant. I had Chicken Shish kebabs. They were really tasty and the naan bread was huge. After dinner we headed to a place called the Whiskey Trail where we were given a very interesting lesson on how whiskey is made. We were put into a barrel shaped cart which moved through the building showing how whiskey is made. It was explained to us by a ghost. Quite neat really. After the tour ...
... the Surgeons Hall, which made for some interesting reading. The specimens in the jars were pretty impressive too, with descriptions about the damage to that particular body part. There were stories here too about murders and body snatchers .........creepy. Not that it should have happened, but was carried out in the interest of medical research and advancement - thankfully the offenders were caught - well one was - the other got away with it. One ...
How much sightseeing can be fitted into one day?....HEAPS.
On Sunday night we looked at all we wanted to see in Edinburgh and having only one full day we decided to buy an Edinburgh Pass. This allowed us to go on any of the Tour buses as well as admission to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Yacht Britannia. The pass was actually for 48 hours but we are doers and got most done in ...