Pitbauchlie House Hotel
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... This castle also sits high above the city on a rock, making a natural fortress. However, Edinburgh Castle is a mixture of many buildings built through the eras, so there is a mix of styles. The oldest building is St Margarets Chapel which was built by David I to commemorate his mother and is very small and simply styled. A wedding was about to take place that morning but it would have had a very small guest list. The Great Halls are always the most spectacular areas ...
... br> I had a really nice visit with my mother. I borrowed a wheelchair, as we have done previously, and took her down to the cafe, where I bought us some hot chocolate, tea, and chocolate-covered digestive biscuits (my mom's request), but I had a nibble, too, for I was rather hungry and hadn't had a proper lunch.
My visit could be no longer than an hour and ten minutes, for I had to catch the 3:40pm bus to Kinross, where ...
Today we woke to a wonderful breakfast provided by our hosts. The dining room was set up just for us :-)
We got ourselves packed up, again, and were off to Hadrian's Wall which was only 4 miles down the road. I had been warned that the county roads can be very narrow and they definitely are. A number of the roads today were only wide enough for one car. When faced with an oncoming car, both cars just pull off to the side ...
... accent. “And THAT, me frieeeeeends……….is why we SKOTish lowve thee wheeskee soooo.” But if you asked him where the bathrooms were, no flair at all.
He regaled us with stories of Queen Mary of Scots, too many wars to keep track of, Rob Roy and of course, William Wallace. According to him, the entire movie of Braveheart was fiction and it was like a national holiday the day the much-loathed Mel Gibson statue ...
... could be a big drag in the winter. We did a walking tour of "literary Edinburgh" today, which revealed such interesting tidbits as Charles Darwin having studied at Edinburgh University, as well as Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Bell, Robert Louis Stevenson, JM Barrie and others. Who knew? Chloroform and the hypodermic needle were discovered at E. U.
Interesting fact: I've seen more halal meat shops in England and Scotland than tea shops.