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Day 18 - Glasgow to Edinburgh

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    Another 7 a.m. breakfast and 9 a.m. bus today.  We spent the morning on a bus tour of Glasgow…the hills remind me of San Francisco.  We visited an area of the Clyde River, where ships were built and where emigrants from both Scotland and Ireland left for a new life.  That was followed by a visit to St. Mungo's  (Glasgow) Cathedral, a Church of Scotland church (Presbyterian).

    Before heading to Edinburgh we visited the Burell Collection.  This museum contains the collection of Sir William Burrell, a shipping magnate who donated his extensive art collection to the city of Glasgow in 1844.  

    The next stop was at Stirling Castle. Stirling was once the capital of Scotland and the existing castle was built by James V for his new bride, Mary of Guise.  Parts of the castle have been restored with reenactments of life in the 13th century by servants to the King and Queen. 

    We arrived in Edinburgh about 6 p.m. and had a group dinner at 8 p.m.  We went out for a walk after dinner that took us down to the main streets of Edinburgh.  It doesn't get dark until after 10:30 p.m. so we had an opportunity to see many of the sights as we walked around.  

Ducky enjoyed today's tour.


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