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Up and down the Royal Mile

On our two days in Edinburgh we focused on the Royal Mile. Both days were cold and we experienced blue skies, sunshine, drizzle and snow each day. The walk up to the Edinburgh Castle was really interesting and we went inside the castle to check out the museums and the Scottish Crown Jewels ( which were amazing). The next day we walked down to Holyrood Abbey and Palace, but were content just to admire from the outside. on the way back we looked through a really good museum at the tollhouse (which was once a prison). It was coming to the end of our time away so we took things a bit easy and didn´t try to see too much before heading down to Clitheroe.

Outside our Edinburgh apartment

Outside our Edinburgh apartment


Walking up the Royal Mile

Walking up the Royal Mile


past St Giles Cathedral

past St Giles Cathedral


past funny wee pubs

past funny wee pubs


past very skilful pipers

past very skilful pipers


past funny wee restaurants

past funny wee restaurants


finally arrived at castle courtyard

finally arrived at castle courtyard


Edinburgh castle

Edinburgh castle


with drawbridge down

with drawbridge down


rows of cannon

rows of cannon


overlooking the city

overlooking the city


Inner keep 1

Inner keep 1


Inner keep 2

Inner keep 2


Magnificent banqueting hall

Magnificent banqueting hall


walls covered in armaments

walls covered in armaments


fireplaces

fireplaces


suits of armour

suits of armour


another view of the city

another view of the city


seen from cannon placements

seen from cannon placements


impressive fortifications

impressive fortifications


castle visit over

castle visit over


walked down to Walter Scott memorial

walked down to Walter Scott memorial


with views back to castle hill

with views back to castle hill


Another day walking down the Royal Mile

Another day walking down the Royal Mile


Towards palace of Holyroodhouse

Towards palace of Holyroodhouse


Scottish abode of royal family

Scottish abode of royal family


Hollyrood Abbey 1

Hollyrood Abbey 1


Hollyrood abbey 2

Hollyrood abbey 2


Looking through the gates

Looking through the gates


Palace 1

Palace 1


Palace 2

Palace 2


Comes with royal seal of approval?

Comes with royal seal of approval?


She can´t resist a good looking poet

She can´t resist a good looking poet


Old tollbooth building

Old tollbooth building


tollbooth passageway

tollbooth passageway

Posted by astrix7 17:00 Archived in United Kingdom

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