THIS. Is that post.
After ordering my tartan, we went to see Edinburgh Castle.
The castle was really cool, although different than I thought it was going to be, maybe because it's still a working military installation and not solely a historical site. It's got some great views of Edinburgh:
After that, we went just down the street to St. Giles' Cathedral. This was really beautiful inside and out. I think the organist was in there practicing for Sunday!
We also went to another DisneyWorld for me - a tartan weaving mill. Loooove ittttt.....
|Ask me which clan they are. Go ahead. Ask me!|
We went to a little pub for dinner called Tass because every night at 9pm, like 10 fiddlers, some guitars, a banjo, and a whistle show up and play music! It was great! We tried to take a picture but the light was bad so it's fuzzy.
Now on to today! Whew!
Today I got my Braveheart fix for the rest of my life :-) First we took a train to Stirling, the one-time capital of Scotland, and the site of William Wallace's first big win over a much bigger English army. (It's the first battle scene in the movie, if you're keeping score with me :-) We went up to Stirling Castle and there are great views of Stirling, the battlefield, the William Wallace Monument, and the impending highlands.
|I'm singing Brigadoon in my head. You can't hear it.|
|Stirling. The battlefield is kind of where the empty green space is. The stone thing sticking up out of the tree covered hill is the William Wallace Monument.|
|Sir William himself|
|This sword is 5 1/2 feet long, making Wallace about 6' 5"|
|The view from the top of the Monument|
|This weighs, no kidding, at least 50 pounds|
|Statue of Robert the Bruce|