Scotland: 5: A Highland Cow Hunt

Tuesday was the one day we had fully scheduled for central Edinburgh. We went in early, and even though our train was delayed, when we got there the Christmas Market was not that busy. We decided to go to the Royal Mile first. The Royal Mile is on of my favourite places in Edinburgh, and …

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Scotland: 4: Failed Adventures

We woke early on a beautiful Scottish morning and decided to head to Lauriston Castle. My cousin had been before, and described it as a beautiful yet oddly designed 16th century house with amazing views of Cramond Island. Thinking it sounded interesting, we headed off, only to arrive there to find that it was closed. …

Edinburgh: 6: A Surprisingly Educational Day

We ventured again into Edinburgh with half a plan. Today we were going to do some bits I had wanted to do in Edinburgh, but hadn't gotten around to them. Our first stop was the Surgeons' Hall Museums. I desperately wanted to do these during my Fringe trip, but it just didn't work out. This …

Edinburgh: 4: Rule Britannia

Tuesday started slowly, and after work we dragged ourselves into the car. It was overcast, and we were so tired, but also excited because today was the day we were going to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Based in Leith, HMS Britannia was previously used as The Queen's yacht, and was a royal residence, but …