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... some sight seeing via our trip back to the airport. Had a great time there with my friend Sam last year and this brought back a load of happy memories. Kev liked it too so who knows could be on our list for another visit ;-)
At the departure gate we were ushered into a waiting area to the news on the TV of a plane shot down in the Ukraine. Not what you need to be hearing when you are about to board for your flight.
... which they don't give out on the tour.
We head towards Stirling Castle, the seat of medieval monarchical power in Scotland and built by the Stewarts. It's a great hulking castle set high on the hill above the town of Stirling, and the encroaching modern world. It was built in stages by the many Stewart kings and has seen many peaceful and bloody years. The rooms have been restored to their original 16th century appearance. It's fascinating walking through the ...
... fabulous panorama shots. The descent was much less eventful and was therefore much more relaxing haha. We got to see the other side of Edinburgh on the way down, and stopped off at the ruins of Saint Anthony’s Chapel overlooking Saint Margaret’s Loch. After a few photos, we went down and watched the swans being fed in the loch, it was a good rest before starting the walk back into town. We were starving after all that exercise, so we ...
... dance routines, but a touch of humour created much reaction from the crowd. Lochiel marching team also kept up to their reputation with some tricky moves and precise timing. I remember marching against this team when I was younger, of course not the same young ladies at the tattoo. They were the top NZ team back then too. Took lots of photos and after the show, caught the bus back to the campground (takes about an hour to get home on the late bus).
... in different buildings on the grounds and finished off with St. Margaret's Chapel, the oldest building in the city of Edinburgh (built around 1130), before heading back out the castle gates.
We decided to stay in old town instead of returning to the hotel because the busses stop running at around 6:00 and we really did not want to have to climb back up the hill again to join a City of the Dead tour. So we spent the next ...