Category: Scotland

August 5, 2007

Edinburgh Castle – Scotland

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,Scotland,Edinburgh - 05 Aug 2007

DAY 3 – A visit to Edinburgh Castle, Britain’s second most popular tourist attraction, was the first activity of the day.  The castle stands on the basalt core of an extinct volcano and it dominates the city from its rocky crag.  Although …

August 4, 2007

Northumberland moors to Edinburgh – Britain

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England,Scotland - 04 Aug 2007

DAY 2 – Crossing the wild Northumberland moors into Scotland, a lone piper greeted us at the border.  Our route then takes us past Jedburgh Abbey, where we had a quick stop for a photoshoot,  and the house …

August 3, 2007

York to Edinburgh – Britain

Filed under: Britain & Ireland,England,Scotland - 03 Aug 2007

DAY 2 – We stopped off in Durham to see its famous castle and the fine Romanesque cathedral.  Durham city was built on Island Hill or ‘Dunholm’ in 995.  The panoramic view of the Cathedral and Castle has been …

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