I am catching up on my blog posts and had released I hadn’t posted about The Edinburgh Outlander Experience by Mercat Tours. At the end of October Jan and I went on the tour.
It started at the Mercat Cross next to St Giles Cathedral. The guide showed us where the old Tolbooth use to be – marked in the cobbles outside St Giles near the Heart of Midlothian. While the guide was telling us about the Tolbooth a passer by was seen spitting on the Heart of Midlothian. It is thought that is where the old Tolbooth door was people use to spit on the door.
From St Giles we headed up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle stopping at a close which showed roughly what it may have been like in the 1700s. At the Castle the guide showed us the monument to the witches who had been burned.
We then walked down the Royal Mile stopping at places of interest. The tour ended at Holyrood Palace.