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Edinburgh Day Trip

Here are some non-castle-y photos from the day we went to Edinburgh. Somehow, almost all of the best photos we took that day were vertically oriented. Not pictured: the massive servings of fish and chips we ate on Grassmarket.

Bonus points if you can find the word “KILTS” in one of the pictures.

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May 2012
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Edinburgh Castle

Although we didn’t see a lot of major sights in Scotland, we did visit Edinburgh castle one day. The kilted tour guide made plenty of jokes, including ones about the weather. We experienced rain, hail, sun and even a few snowflakes in a short time period.

The castle was impressive. We were just reading its Wikipedia page which said that it was built on top of an extinct volcano. A bit of trivia for you to remember if you ever get picked to go on Jeopardy!. Besides that, it was the site of tons of history and violence over the centuries, and was also the birthplace of King James I (the little blue room in the photo gallery). Right now, it holds the crown jewels of Scotland and the completely gorgeous Scottish National War Memorial. No photos allowed of either the jewels or the war memorial; you’ll have to Google them.

Tony got a little disorderly and had to take a time-out in the military prison below the castle.

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Apr 2012
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Food: Paisley-Glasgow-Edinburgh

If you’re one of those people who hate seeing food pictures, you’re just going to have to deal with it. Feast your eyes.

If you’re wondering, we did eat the regular haggis, but skipped the deep-fried haggis.

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Apr 2012
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