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Saint Giles Cathedral, High Street - The Royal Mile
i came back to edinburgh the second time because my day trip to loch ness and the highlands was cancelled due to weather. this time it was  gorgeous. it was sunny and cold. perfect to eat ice cream. i wish we had more time to tour edinburgh castle.

i had haggis again. i wanted to try it in a traditional way. "haggis tats and neeps" they call it.

we took the underground city tour.

Half-way between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood palace on the Royal Mile is the Tron Kirk, the departure point for Auld Reekie's Tours. Located in the old town below South Bridge are our infamous underground vaults that have featured on U.S. and European television as one of the most actively haunted and paranormal experiencing locations in the world.

Learn about the historical dark side of Edinburgh, with tales about Mary Kings Close, Mercat Cross, Graverobbers, Cannibals, Plagues, The Great Fire, Witchcraft, Ghost and Ghouls, Myths and Legends.

In our haunted underground vaults beneath South Bridge which formed part of the old underground city, you will be taken to a candle-lit vault to hear tales about how Edinburgh was the worst city in the world for using young children to clean chimneys and the fates that befell them.

      Observe the now dis-used stone circled Pagan temple and why it can never be used again. Enter into the crypt where the plague victims lived to hear about the squalid conditions here in the 1700's.
      Delve into our Legendary Haunted Vault - home of the South Bridge Misogynistic Poltergeist - and our most active paranormal area, subject of thousands of sightings and supernatural occurences.

In our Torture Museum you will witness the terrible pain and death inflicting instruments from Nuremberg and Bamberg castles in Germany dating from the late 1500's and early 1600's. On our evening tours you will see fireplaces below the pavements of the Street above where no natural light entered and poor wretches had to live there. Enter then through a special doorway into Nicol Edwards - Scotland's most Haunted Pub for a well deserved drink.
mellemel8 says:
hee hee it was interesting.
Posted on: Nov 01, 2007
TRE69 says:
I a little scaredy cat...I would never go to the underground...I'd have nightmares for weeks!
Posted on: Oct 31, 2007
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I had haggis again. i enjoy the dish. it looks like chili mac to me. haggis is sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, s… read entire review
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