WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2017

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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S T E V E M A A S with a literary pub tour. Speaking of literary, in a small square just off the Royal Mile is Lady Stair's House. Built in 1622 and named for its early 18th century owner, Elizabeth, Dowager Countewss of Stair, the fairy-tale looking structure is now home to The Writers' Museum. It celebrates Scotland's big three: Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Lewis Stevenson. Its architecture is pretty much frozen in time, hence the spiral staircase I warned you about. We spent only two days in Edinburgh; it deserves two months. The best way to see the city is by strapping on extremely comfortable shoes and walking it. But for short-timers like us, an extensive system of dou- ble-decker buses — which share a pass system and leave near the railway station — offers a variety of narrated tours in and around the city that will help you fill your do-list for your next visit. Resources: SCOTTISH TOURIST INFO: www.visitscotland.com SCOTTISH RAILROADS: www.scotrail.co.uk ABSOLUTE ESCAPES (for customized trips): www.absoluteescapes.com INVERNESS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY: www.highlifehighland.com/ inverness-museum-and-art-gallery THE REAL MARY KING'S CLOSE: www.realmarykingsclose.com background: Moody cliffs of the Isle of Skye left: View of Edinburgh Old Town skyline at dusk (Scotsman Hotel, Bank of Scotland headquarters, and Castle); right: Victoria Street in Edinburgh C O U R T E S Y O F V I S I T S C O T L A N D ( B O T T O M L E F T & R I G H T ) ; B A C K G R O U N D B Y J U D I T H M A A S 198 excursions "the architecture is pretty much frozen in time" W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 7

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