Edinburgh, Scotland a Beautiful City Indeed

posted Oct 13, 2010, 1:01 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 23, 2010, 6:36 AM ]
This city is so full of stunning historical architecture that I hate to put my head down to check on the map to see where we are driving.  Our first day driving into the city from the airport I almost caused us to get into an accident by gasping loudly at the awe inspiring Edinburgh Castle perched high up on an old extinct volcano rock.  It really was breath taking at the angle that we came upon.  Driving into the city it seems to float up near the clouds.  When you get into the old town or even more historical part of the city it hovers above everything.  We walked up to it and paid the hefty price tag to get into it - 13 pounds per adult because this castle is part of my heritage.  My Fleming clan fought with Robert de Bruce against the hated English and if any of you know my mother Evelyn she is very much still a clanswoman.  After touring the castle we walked the Royal Mile down to Holy Rood House Castle where Queen Elizabeth still holds court on occasion and it is also quite impressive.  The walk is so full of history and cobblestone streets that if I had the energy I would have walked up and down a hundred times but one way is up a very steep incline.