Today we left Edinburgh and headed towards our first stop at Culross Palace. This “Palace” was really more of a fancy merchants house in a rural area of Scotland ( see location : http://goo.gl/EqmJVz ). The highlight here was the gardens behind the palace and learning the history behind of the merchants business house.
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This palace belonged to Sir George Bruce, the Laird of Carnock. Who was a entrepreneur born in 1550, he engineered a system which enabled coal mining at great depths. Before his invention miners could only go about 10 meters below the surface before water would flood the mine. His invention was basically a horse powered device that constantly moved buckets of water up and out of the mine, preventing flooding.
Next we headed to St Andrews which is a university town ( located here : http://goo.gl/6thzGg ). This is also the home of a legendary golf course and golf club, where all rules of golf ( except in the US ) are set. We managed to get sunny skies all day today!
Next we headed to the crumbled ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, which is a church which was knocked down during the Scottish reformation.
After wandering St Andrews we boarded the bus again and headed to our final destination of the day the Kenmore Hotel located near Perth ( location here : http://goo.gl/n03NYo )