City View, Edinburgh

City View, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, I collected my tour group from Edinburgh Airport, transferred them to their hotel and then joined them for a spot of lunch in the Grassmarket. Then jet-lag set in, so the group returned to the hotel after which I undertook a short tour of Edinburgh on foot to view some of the impressive architecture, Unfortunately, weather was poor with high winds and overcast sky. However, I did manage to visit some interesting buildings as per images below.

Here is the monument to Sir Walter Scott. Designed by George Meikle Kemp in 1844. For the athletic there are stairs to a viewpoint near the top.

Scott Monument, Princes St

Scott Monument, Princes St, EdinburghHere

Here is an aspect of  the Royal Scottish Academy in Princes St. Designed by William Playfair in 1832.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

Here is the famous Edinburgh Castle, the oldest part of which dates from the 12th century.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Here is the south side of Charlotte Square in the New Town. designed by Robert Adam and completed in the early 19th century.

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland

This is St George’s Church in Charlotte Square. Designed by Robert Reid in 1811.

St George's Church, Charlotte Square

St George's Church, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Another aspect of the Royal Scottish Academy in Princes St.

Royal Scottish Academy, Princes St

Royal Scottish Academy, Princes St, Edinburgh

Here is Register House in Princes Street. Designed by Robert Adam in 1774. The equestrian statue in front represents the Duke of Wellington and dates from 1852, designed by Sir John Steel.

Register House, Princes St

Register House, Princes St., Edinburgh

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