Ceremonial Marching, Edinburgh Castle

Ceremonial Marching, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Today, the focus of our tour was the World Heritage Site of Edinburgh, capital of Scotland.

We commenced with a tour of the famous castle including the military ¬†museums, Mons Meg Canon, St. Margaret’s Chapel, Crown Jewels, Stone of Scone, Great Hall, Prison and One o’Clock Gun. Our visit conceded with displays of military marching ¬†and bands in recognition of the Queen’s presence in Edinburgh.

Scottish Soldiers in Ceremonial Dress

Scottish Soldiers in Ceremonial Dress, Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg Canon, Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg Canon, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Crown Square, Edinburgh Castle

Crown Square, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Interior, Edinburgh Castle

Interior, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

After spending most of the morning at the Castle we walked down the Royal Mile calling in at St. Giles Cathedral and the old Scottish Parliament building. Latter is now ‘home’ to the Scottish legal profession.

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Free time was spent in the Old Town after lunch.

Edinburgh Skyline, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Skyline, Edinburgh, Scotland

Next we travelled to nearby Leith to visit the Royal Yacht Britannia which is now a major visitor attraction.

Leith Waterfront, Leith

Leith Waterfront, Leith, Scotland

Royal Yacht Britannia,Leith

Royal Yacht Britannia,Leith, Scotland

After a couple of hours at the Royal Yacht we returned to our lodgings via a scenic ride around Holyrood Park which afforded some good views of Edinburgh city.

View of Edinburgh from Holyrood Park

View of Edinburgh from Holyrood Park, Scotland

In the evening we availed of a fish and chip dinner at a local restaurant.

Weather today was mixed with some very heavy downpours of rain from time to time.

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