The Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Titanic was actually built in Belfast.
This ship was part of the Titanic Museum and you were able to tour it.
We went to Avoca for lunch - one of my favorite restaurants.
One of our hosts had recommended it to us.
Next we flew to Edinburgh, Scotland. One of our first stops was the Scone Castle. Historically, it has been the crowning place for the King of Scots.
On to Killiecrankie. It was basically a nature center, which was on our way to the Highlands. If you took a short walk you could see the place where a man made an 18 ft. leap to escape enemy soldiers.
A man at Killiecrankie recommended we stop at the Watermill for lunch. We were glad we did!
It was a working mill, bakery, & restaurant. The hot drinks we so welcomed after a cold, rainy morning!
Because of time and the (rainy) weather, we didn't drive far into the Highlands.
And then it was a quick stop back at our place of lodging, before leaving again.
We drove to the town of Stirling to see what we could see (and also to see if there was any food available). We caught a glimpse of Stirling Castle on our way.
The next day, we attempted to find Finnich's Glen (also known as Devil's Pulpit), a place I had read about and seen pictures of. Let's just say this was one time Google Maps & our GPS wasn't quite accurate.
We finally found the right place - over a fence, through some woods and then down these steep, slippery steps.
It was pretty at the bottom though.
The Kelpies at Falkirk.
We took a ride on the Falkirk Wheel - a rotating boat lift that transported boats from an upper canal to a lower one, and vice-versa.
Back in Edinburgh
We took some time to explore the National Museum of Scotland. (It was free!)
And then we experienced our first "high tea".
The view from Edinburgh Castle.
I looked through some of the many books in Scottish National War Memorial and found the European variation of my father's family name.