Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh
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... catch Hannah Gadsby. "It's cheaper to see her here than at home." So we went to the box office and got some tickets. She was brilliant as expected. Very funny show about art. I've never been to an art lecture, I would go to more if they were all like this. Educational and funny. *****
Our final show for the day was Adam Riches. OMG so funny, my jaw hurt, An hilarious show. How have I not heard of him before? *****
Ten shows over three days. Awesome fun. More to ...
... the castle a lot of action was taking place, a heap of seating was being raised along the sides ... It clicked it was for "The Edinburgh Tattoo", immediately thought of nephew Tom Ogle as he actually took part in this last year with his school! I must say it was also a beautiful sunny day, it seems to be following us, blessed I say! We then decided to walk home, which was a delight, down what they call "The Royal Mile" , filled with shops of every kind, most with ...
... sharing for tonight. I feel kind of awkward sleeping next to John when there are eight other people in the room though.
After dropping off our bags (official check in was not until 3pm) we headed out to make a climb up Arthur's seat. Arthur's seat is one of the peaks of the hills that make up Holyrood Park right in the city of Edinburgh. We climbed up the cliffs in front of the hill first and found a nice place out of the wind to have a picnic lunch. We had a view of ...
... As Edinburgh became over-populated in the 17th century, the walled-city was feverishly built on top of itself, creating a lasagna of homes along the Royal Mile, with more and more people living on the bottom, and creating tight alleyways, or closes, between structures.
Life in the 1500s was grim down there – no light, no plumbing, little space, the plague. (Did you know that plague doctors wore those creepy outfits - long ...
... She married Lord Darnley, her cousin in 1555 as a political match. Mary who was not fond of her husband designated him as a prince (vs. king) during her reign. By the following year, Mary was estranged from Darnley and continued to worry for her safely at Edinburgh Castle. She moved to Stirling Castle and gave birth to her son, James VI. Darnley was killed the following year. Mary was then abducted by the James Hepburn the Earl of Bothwell (who was suspected ...
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