Alba Hills Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... the tallest tree in Scotland. Or the UK, can't remember which. Did not visit castle itself.
Drove to see Antonine wall.
Then to see Falkirk Wheel. It wasn’t working (it was almost 6pm), but it was still an impressive site.
Then to hotel. Returned rental car. Dinner at hotel. A couple of phone calls. Then bed at ...
... one and I purchase 2 cashmere jumpers and 4 scarves. David also buys a jumper of Scottish wool.
Wandering up the mile we come upon St Giles Cathedral, the most famous church in Scotland and, camera in hand, we go in. You have to pay £2 to take pictures but of course it all goes to the upkeep of the building so it's well worth it. The stained glass windows are some of the best we've seen and they are everywhere. The church is a ...
... met the previous night we went to the National Art Gallery and the Christmas market that Edinburgh was having. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of all of that.
It wasn't until we went to a pub called Dirty ***** and decided that we must try some haggis that I remembered I was a tourist and I should probably take some pictures.
Haggis is a traditional Scottish food. It contains ...
... the audience and some Edinburgh locals, and the joke was made at the English couple about if they had hard feeling, and they said no. "Yeah.. no one has problems with England..." "Look you guys have it easy, I wish would would have thought of that. Just ask them if we can go out on our own. Instead we had the IRA."
I watched the first show at 4pm and then the second at about 11pm. I had to take between the first one to get my local bus pass and recoup from the crowds.
... the rain had eased off a bit and we were able to wander around the Castle without too much rain interference.
Again, the abundance of treasures horded from around the world stirred a sense of repugnance at the thought of how a lot of these artifacts would have been acquired. It must be a real sense of surrealism to be HM The Queen and know that all of this stuff is yours! Not cheap to maintain, either!
After lunch at ...