On top of Castle Rock overlooking Edinburgh is the castle where James (of King James Bible fame) was born to Mary Queen of Scots. But that is only one event that happened here. The Castle was involved in uprisings from the Scottish Wars of Independence to the Jacobite conflict in 1745. St. Margaret’s chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh, is also connected with the Castle.

After touring the castle, we ate at Queen Anne’s Cafe (right in the castle) and began our lemonade adventure. Since they don’t have iced tea in Scotland (well, not iced tea like we think of iced tea), I asked for lemonade. The server asked if I wanted Victorian lemonade or the other kind. I said Victorian and got a bottle of what tasted like lemon cough medicine, but I drank it.

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