Field Trip to Scotland, Part 3

The National Museum of Scotland is a top-notch facility.  We could have spent a week in this one alone.  I have always been a fan of places like this, and the Smithsonian museums, for example.

Alligators!  Familiar creatures all the way over here!

Alligators! Familiar creatures all the way over here!

The kids had a go at Formula 1 racing.  This type of racing is popular in Europe.

The kids had a go at Formula 1 racing. This type of racing is popular in Europe.

Don't ask Joshua who had the faster time in the race car.  He might get his big brother pride hurt a little.

Don’t ask Joshua who had the faster time in the race car. He might get his big brother pride hurt a little.

Beth was quite taken with this harp.  This was known at the Queen Mary Harp and dates from 1500.

Beth was quite taken with this harp. This was known at the Queen Mary Harp, circa 1500.

The 3 story display of animals.  Awe inspiring.

The 3 story display of animals. Awe inspiring.

We hit one more Christmas market with several nice stalls.  We were serenaded by a group of Christmas Carollers singing sacred songs in the square.

We hit one more Christmas market with several nice stalls. We were serenaded by a group of Christmas Carollers singing sacred songs in the square.

Then we walked across the street to Waverly Station and grabbed out direct train back to Durham.  We love Edinburgh and look forward to going back!

Merry Christmas from the UK!

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