A tiny country, but Edinburgh has one of the oldest and best Universities in the world. Perhaps that's why so many famous people from Scotland.
Philosopher - David Hume
Economist - Adam Smith
Explorer - David Livingstone
Inventor - Alexander Graham Bell
Authors - Sir Walter Scott, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Robert Burns, J.K. Rowling and Alexander McCall Smith, one of my favorites, was born in Zimbabwe but lives and writes about Edinburgh
Actors - Sean Connery and Billy Connolly (actors)
Politician - Tony Blair
I knew some of these were Scottish, but several were a surprise.
Today we got acquainted with this regal city on our choice of a locally guided panoramic city tour by coach or on foot . Both tours included visits to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary, Queen of Scots. This afternoon, we enjoyed free time to independently explore the city.
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