On the second day we were at Edinburgh we did the bus tour. Thinks had moved on since the last time I did it which was when I was 17 with friends being drunk ans silly with sparklers! Tsk Tsk!
Now they have earphones and you can tune into different languages or listen to ‘Horrible histories’ which is for kids.. which of COURSE was the one I listened to!!
Michael decided he wanted to sit down the front where there was a wind shield and he wanted to take the camera but was too excited and forgot to take many pics!!! Oh.. and missed the statue of Greyfriers Bobby!! haha Oh well!! (You might have read about Bobby or seen the film. He was the wee dog that when his master died he lay next to his grave for years allegedly!)
This is a pic of the back end of Edinburgh castle.
I forget about most of the tour ..they talked about Burke and Hare who were the Grave robbers to I think Robert knox.. (Actually I may remember the Robert knox thing from going to the Edinburgh dungeons!)
I think it’s good to know the history of a place. Personally I find it fun to know about a place I am visiting. Though a ladybird fell asleep on my arm for about 20 mins and I was distracted!!
Next we went to the Edinburgh dungeons which take you under the city and try to scare the living poop out of you. I spent most of my time cuddling Michael or holding his sweaty wee hands! It was a shame.. he was adamant he wasn’t going to be scared.. :/
We went on some boat thing.. I got locked in a cage.. there was a talking William Wallace head and loads of actors and things jumping out at you. I didn’t go on the ride at the end where you experience what it was like to be hanged because Michael dragged me off!! (Secretly glad about that!! )
It was really good and added some life into the history of the place. I would have liked to spend more time just exploring myself because there were things written on the wall that I wanted to read.. Again we were sort of herded along!! Totally fun though and I would recommend If you visit Edinburgh you go there..
Oh.. we went past the Scottish Parliament and the architecture was very weird.. I would show you but I don’t think Michael took a pic of it.. Off to google!!
I would like to know more about the history of where I stay now. I know there is history here and there is even a wee museum .. I don’t think it is dramatic as Edinburgh’s history tours ..actually I think it is all in wee room somewhere .. but I think knowing about the history of a place makes you a part of that history and feel like you belong somehow. It’s strange being Scottish because no matter where you go in Scotland you feel a part of the history and a bit misty eyed and proud..
I wonder if anyone else feels that?