Craigmillar Castle and Rosslyn Chapel

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Craigmillar Castle- entry sign
I was the first to be picked up for the bus tour to Craigmillar Castle and Rosslyn Chapel.  The bus driver was just as friendly as the cab driver.  As we picked up people, we didn't get to converse as much, but that was okay.  I just sat back and enjoyed the sights.  On the way, he pointed out things of interest like a place important to JK Rowling (Harry Potter fame) and my 2nd favorite 007- Sean Connery (my fave's Pierce Brosnan).  Our first stop was Craigmillar Castle- important to Mary, Queen of Scots.

It was started in the14th Century by the Preston family, then sold to the Gilmours, who left in the 18th Century.  Unfortunately, after that it fell into disrepair.  Now it's in the hands of Historic Scotland.

After the castle, we headed to lunch.
Rosslyn Chapel- me
  On the way, I helped the driver by getting people's money (they hadn't paid for the tour beforehand, so they owed the driver).  It wasn't easy, as he was driving as I was walking the aisle!  But we managed. 

After lunch, it was off to Rosslyn Chapel (of Da Vinci Code fame).  This was before the movie, however.  It was interesting to be there and see everything, and read about stuff that was in the book.  Too bad there was scaffolding.  But it was a beautiful area, and is plenty interesting beyond the scope of the book/movie.

From there, back to town.  I couldn't get dropped off right at the hotel, but I got dropped off close by.  And when I went to tip the driver, he said to keep it!  My dad was astonished (he's a kayak guide who gets tips... well, is supposed to anyway, sometimes people don't).  He said to have a beer on him. 

From there, I went to Tesco to buy a few things, then back to the hotel for another night.
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