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Well I was on a mission today to find the Lego shop, I had very strict instructions on what I needed to buy by my eldest son.
So an early morning wake up, quick walk to the bus then off to the train station where we met Tina, on to the train and off went to Glasgow. (About the same distance as it is from George Town to Launceston)
Off the train and now to do some ...
... lived in the 17th century. Fairly unbelievable in size of dwellings, slope of ground, dire facts of daily life, archeological findings - and, of course, folklore from the period.
We then walked The Royal mile that stretches from the Castle (scene of last night's Tattoo) to the Royal Holyrood Palace. Trickier than it sounds because of the rain, the therefore slick cobblestone passages and the fact that the yearly Edinburgh Fringe Festival ...
... I then had haggis and whisky for dinner which was the most wonderful meal since Dinner with Heston. Followed up with a great night tour of the darker side of Edinburgh, all about the grave robbing and murders of the city. The stories of the seelie and unseelie fae was pretty good as well.
That tour finished late and I trudged back to my accomodation the Menzies Guesthouse. An overpriced out of the way guesthouse that I had to take because of the marathon ...
... to Princes Street and the beautiful 18th century New Town. The afternoon is at leisure. Hotel Royal Terrace / Roxburghe
Day 3 - a long days drive from York to Edinburgh which took in stops at Settle - a quaint English village with an open market and rest facilities. Lunch at Grassmere in the Lakes area which was a very picturesque village where many ...
... covered it to avoid the plague (Real Mary King's Close). Instead we found a guy who told us that it wasn't covered to avoid the plague. They actually just wanted to build up so they just cut the tips off the buildings, filled them with rubble and covered them. Although that did seem interesting, you needed to do a tour and the guy we were talking to sold tours to the underground vaults where people worked and lived. He didn't even try to sell us on his tours, ...