Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Spooky, Old Edinburgh

We left St. Andrews around 5 and arrived at our beautiful, Marriott, hotel in Edinburgh.  We stayed at a old golf and country club that the Marriott converted into a hotel.  It was on a beautiful piece of land with goats, sheep, and horses in the fields.  It was a little outside of Edinburgh, but after a short taxi ride, we were right into the heart of the city.

We had been researching what we should do in Edinburgh, as it is many people's favorite city in the world.  We found a ghost tour to go on, and immediately purchased our tickets.  We have always gone on ghost tours in Savannah, GA, and loved it! So we thought, since Edinburgh is one of the oldest cities, why not hear a spooky ghost story while were at it!

We went underground the city to hear the spooky stories.  While T and Erika were fine, I was definitely a little spooked and had to hold on tight to one of them! After looking back, it really wasn't that scary, but we actually did learn a lot of good history about Edinburgh!

After the ghost tour, we walked around a little longer, and then found a pub to go into.  We found the cheapest bottle of wine on the menu... 8 pounds! We liked Scotland, and the great prices! Anyways, we drank our bottle of wine, and then decided to take a taxi back to the hotel.  When we got to the hotel, we went to the hotel bar.  A wedding was taking place at our hotel, and the guests were moving into the bar area.  A few of the guests were also coming back from the Madonna concert.  Needless to say, we met a lot of super friendly Scottish people and talked to them until 3:30 in the morning! We had such a fun night in Edinburgh! Here are some pictures of our first night in Edinburgh!

 In front of the field near our hotel
 Cute little pony
 First views of Edinburgh
 National Gallery
 Pretty building 
 Looking high up on the hill
 The famous Royal Mile
 The building where we met the ghost tour...St. Giles
 Our ghost guide
 Walking in the streets of Edinburgh

 In front of the huge Olympic rings
Our new friend that we met from the wedding, James... we were very excited to take a picture of someone in a kilt!

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