Land of haggis and kilts. A really beautiful land with a
Emperor Hadrian had a
problem with the Celts from Scotland. Unlike other groups, they
He had this wall built to keep them out of England. Here we
pause to appreciate Roman engineering.
Another view of Hadrian's wall.
We found berries at a shop in Melrose,
They were grown down the lane. Talk about tasty!
Melrose abbey was one of
many churches destroyed by Henry VIII. The heart of Robert the
is buried here.
Holyrood palace. Her Majesty, The Queen,
was in residence. They would not let us in.
Edinburgh Castle was built upon a huge
outcropping of granite, creating a very imposing castle that was never
taken in battle.
We pose before a very impressive backdrop.
I found Mons Meg, a very big cannon!
This is the Royal Mile, a street that runs
from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood palace, which is one mile away. Fun shopping here!
While we have seen a lot of memorials for
who died during World War I, this is the most impressive one we have
seen. It is on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle.
The view from the castle is impressive,
and overlooks the Firth and St. Andrews.
The thistle is the symbol of Scotland.
seems a local chieftan knew he was going to be attacked and that the
opposing army was going to attack
at night and barefoot. He
made sure they had to walk across
a patch of these to attack. The attackers lost the surprise they
for and the chieftan won the battle.
Ahhhh, haggis (it's the brown stuff that looks
kinda like cat food)! It's sheep organs, ground and mixed with
oats and spices, then boiled in a sheep's stomach. How does it
Does this answer your question?
This was the host of our haggis-eating
adventure. He taught us the meaning of the word "twee." He
also showed us the answer to the age-old question involving kilts...