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... in 1753. The tour looks hokey on their website so I wasn't sure about booking it but I'm glad we did. The tour guide gave interesting facts about what it would have been like to live like the working poor who occupied these streets during that era when Edinburgh was overpopulated and ridden by the plague. Interesting to see how drastically different the two ends of the Royal Mile lived, on one end Royalty and the other poverty.
After that tour ...
... it still sitting right where I left it. We ask him if we could please pick it up in the morning as neither of us have the energy to walk back down there and he agrees.
I run a well deserved bath, soak for an hour or so and have a lovely pesto and pine nut pasta prepared by my dearly beloved, accompanied by a glass or 2 of wine. Our hostess Emma has kindly provided complimentary Netflix and we settle in to watch The Dallas Buyers Club. I think I make it about ...
... br> Edinburgh is just such an awesome city, perfect size to get around by foot, with heaps of interesting history ...much of which we learned on our free walking tour the next day.
Tess even joined us to learn something new about the city she had called home for so long.
The tour took us along the Royal Mile as we heard about the stone of destiny inside Edinburgh castle (or was it just the toilet seat?), and the 5 students who stole it back ...
... schools to attend in the United Kingdom.
We also learned a little history about Edinburgh Castle as well. Sitting on top of a cliff and at the end of the famed Royal Mile in the center of the city, Edinburgh Castle, to me, is the defining characteristic of Edinburgh's magnificent scenery.
One of the final stories we were told was that of Greyfriars ...
... next couple of days.
Darren and I completed our first cycle tour in Scotland 18 years ago, touring the spectacular West Coast. It has been wonderful cycling the East Coast which has its own charm. The people, the history, the scenery and lucky enough, even the weather this time-Scotland never disappoints-its a wonderful country!! We wait with anticipation the result of the verdict on Friday which may change the course of history for Scotland!
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