Day 2 Rosslyn & Edinburgh

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April 28th 2017
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Day 2 Rosslyn & Edinburgh

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Sam is down there somewhere
Day 2 Rosslyn Chapel & Edinburgh

Today is essentially a travel day. We are having issues getting the cell phone to data roam (live maps), the GPS in the car is difficult (being polite) voltage converter failed. So, getting a live map and / or using google maps directions are making things challenging. Thankfully we have been here before so we are both referring to land marks.

First stop is Rosslyn Chapel was built as the St. Clair family place of worship in the 1400’s. Construction was started and stopped multiple times depending on the health of the head of the family. During this period of time in southern Scotland there were not many places of worship so Rosslyn became very popular and the Catholic Church turned it into a teaching church (kirk in Scot’s). Then the Scottish Reformation happened and the Protestants were destroying kirks whenever they could. An interesting tidbit is that in and around the kirk there are 220 alcoves where statues should have been found. They believe that the St. Clair family knew what was coming and hid them somewhere. Photos inside are no longer allowed. Some of you may recognize Rosslyn from the Da Vinci Code.

Off to Edinburgh! Finding Edinburgh is not the issue… Finding correct street is. Our hotel is actually the Old Town Chambers where they rent out apartments. Convenient for getting around on foot in town but with no parking. Closest public is at the Waverley train station. Not far away but a monsterous climb up the “Close’s”

The High Street or Royal Mile is a street that runs between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. On either side are the steep enbankments that had housing built onto them up to 8 stories high from the 1500’s. No need for a gym in this section of town. Finally got settled in and off for dinner at the Whiski Pub then for a tour of Mary Kings Close. Link from yesterday - Let me know how this works.

Tomorrow shopping on the Royal Mile.

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Entrance Path to Rosslyn Castle

Very low wall with a very long drop on the other side
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Cullen Skink

Smoked Haddock soup with leeks. EXCEPTIONAL!
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Whiski Pub bar

OMG which ever shall i choose... Balvenie Doublewood!
Royal Mile tree.Royal Mile tree.
Royal Mile tree.

Notice the National Animal of Scotland?

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