Charity Fund Raiser, Edinburgh

Charity Fund Raiser, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, our tour group benefited from yet more sunny, dry weather and proceeded as follows:

  • Tour of Edinburgh Castle  which included stunning views over the city and beyond, Mons Meg Cannon, St Margaret’s Chapel, Great Hall, Crown Jewels, National War Memorial and prison.
  • Next we moved on down the Royal Mile, first to St Giles Cathedral  (the High Kirk of Edinburgh) with its famous Thistle Chapel and then to the old Scottish Parliament building where we had lunch in the canteen. Outside the Cathedral door we encountered a ‘glamour’ photo shoot for charity.
  • Continuing down the Royal Mile we passed John Knox House, World’s End Pub and interesting historic architecture before turning into Dunbar’s Close Garden, a replica 17th century garden.
  • Next to Canongate Kirk, a very attractive and well appointed church dating from 1688.
  • Finally, we passed the Scottish Parliament building with its controversial architecture and then across the road to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and ruined abbey adjacent thereto.The Palace has a long history but most of the structure dates from 1671-76.
  • After a tour of the Palace and afternoon tea,, we returned to our lodgings and later in the evening went out to dinner where we celebrated one of the guests birthday.
Panoramic View of Edinburgh

Panoramic View of Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg Cannon, Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg Cannon, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Inside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Inside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Thistle Chapel, St Giles Cathedral

Thistle Chapel, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Architecture, Royal Mile

Edinburgh Architecture, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Inside Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile

Inside Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland

Tea Party, Holyrood

Tea Party, Holyrood, Edinburgh

Edinburgh from Holyrood Park

Edinburgh from Holyrood Park, Scotland

Joy's Birthday, Edinburgh

Joy's Birthday, Edinburgh, Scotland

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