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View from Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh from Arthur's Seat

top of Arthur's Seat

 

 

on Arthur's Seat

 

Holyrood

Holyrood

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

Holyrood Palace

 

St Giles

 

 

 

 

the new Parliament House

Edinburgh Castle

 

 

Edinburgh Castle

 

Edinburgh Castle

view from the castle

 

 

through the gun holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castle wall

 

with Lyn

Eric's next door cat


Caught the train even tho it would have been cheaper to fly, but I had the time and I got to see lots of the countryside. Lynne from my Asia trip let me sleep on her sofa and as she lives across the road from Holyrood Palace it was really convenient for walking the town. I spent my first morning walking up to Arthur's Seat it took about an hour up and linger down as I took the wrong path and ended up quite a way out of town but it was a nice day and I enjoyed it. Did a tour of Holyrood a beautiful place with some amazing history and of course it's still used today by the Royals when they visit but we weren't allowed in that part! Edinburgh is on a hill with the castle at the top and Holyrood at the bottom and it is a pros a mile between - so its called the Royal Mile I think I must have walked it a dozen times -I did a bus tour so I could get out to see the Britannia and some of the outlying areas. Lynne invited a couple for dinner with us her old boss Angus and Helen -and his wife - he's semi retired and does walking tours so offered to give me a private tour - his interest lies in the Enlightenment period of Scottish history so that's what his tour explains - all very interesting and I am now very Enlightened. Of course I should have stayed longer two days wasn't enough to see it all but didn't want to out stay my welcome.



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