Ok, we're into the home stretch now, just 5 more days 'til we leave for home. We've decided to cram as much as we can in before we leave. So, first stop Edinburgh. Overnight rain and freezing temps have made some of the roads hazardous to travel on, so caution may be the order of the day.
Approaching Edinburgh on the M8 motorway, we pass long queues of traffic heading the other way - held up by numerous accidents earlier in the morning. Road seems free of ice so we made good time and are soon at our destination well before lunch.
Half a day is not much time to explore a large city like Edinburgh, so we've decided to limit it to seeing the Edinburgh Castle (http://www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk/). This enables us to check off another must do item - ride a double decker bus. The castle is amazing. Reading the different info plaques placed around the castle, you soon realize that the Scots have had a long and bloody history, filled with warring clans, political skulduggery, and plain old murder and assassination. The castle is huge, so its well into the afternoon by time we finish. Enough time to check off another must do item - have some good old fashioned fish and chips (you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a fish and chip shop in UK!!).
Tonight we venture out to find an Olde English pub for a feed, and to sample the local beer. Starting to like this English beer.