During summer vacation, I took a week’s holiday and visited Crail, a small town on the east coast of Scotland.

In the Middle Ages, it was the largest market town in Europe!

The buildings look very different from the west coast, where I am from. On the west coast, houses are made of red or honey-coloured sandstone with black slate roofs. In Crail, the houses were made of smaller brown stones and lovely red tiles. Hundreds of years ago, when traders sailed from Europe to buy things in Crail, they brought red tiles and even soil to weigh their ships down. When they arrived in Crail, they sold the beautiful roof tiles, and got rid of the soil. The gardens in Crail were great thanks to the soil from Holland and so on.


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