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Edinburgh


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We arrived in Edinburgh, which is quite busy at the moment becaue of the Fringe and International Festivals. We dropped our bags off at Heriot-Watt University (where we stayed for 2 nights) and then went to the King's Theatre to see a play called 'Caledonia'. It was an entertaining production, set in the late 1600's about a colony Scotland tried to settle in South America that failed. The next day we went to Edinburgh Castle and spent a couple of hours there. We saw the Stone of Destiny (special stone sat upon by the kings of Scotland), the Scottish Crown Jewels, a 900 year old chapel, Mary Queen of Scot's birthing room, a war museum, and great views of the city. Later that afternoon, we checked out some live street performances and attended the Royal Edinburgh Miitary Tattoo. It has been sold out for the past 12 years, so we were glad we got our tickets months in advance! We had good seats very close to the entrance to the castle.

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