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Classic Scotland – Edinburgh 8 hours

An 8 hour tour allows you to explore more of Scotland’s capital city. The medieval part of the city runs from Edinburgh Castle, on top of Castle Rock, down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. North of Princes Street is the newer Georgian part of town, built during 18th Century.  At the port of Leith, the Royal Yacht Britannia is moored and is open for visits.  

The National Museum of Scotland houses ‘Dolly’ the cloned sheep and tells the story of Scotland from ancient times to the present day. The National Gallery of Scotland contains many paintings by well-known artists.

The Royal Mile is the street that connects the castle with the palace. It is full of shops and has many tiny alleys or wynds to explore. There are many museums and galleries, some good shops and numerous taverns. Drive out to South Queensferry for a photo of the two Forth bridges. Just outside Edinburgh is Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code. Choose from among these sights, plus ask your driver-guide what other places you can visit.

If you are in Edinburgh in August, make sure to visit the Edinburgh Festival and the Military Tattoo. Trace your family and see if you are entitled to wear a clan tartan.Bath – Visit the 2000-year-old Roman Baths, still filled by gushing hot springs, at a constant 46.5 degrees centigrade. Admire the fifteenth century abbey, and glorious Georgian crescents built in the eighteenth century of mellow stone. Sample a Bath bun and the hot water in the Pump Room, enjoy the splendid antique shops, relax in one of its luxurious hotels.

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