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Today, was characterised by a mix of sunshine and heavy showers.

We commenced the day by travelling into central Edinburgh by bus and then visiting the famous castle. Views were partly obscured by the rain but we did visit key features including Crown Jewels, Great Hall, Prison, One o’clock Gun and National War Memorial.

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Citadel, Edinburgh Castle.Repository of the Scottish Crown Jewels

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Mons Meg Cannon, Edinburgh Castle

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Next, we walked down the Royal Mile a short distance to St Giles Cathedral. We visited the interior, where Protestant reformer, John Knox preached, viewed the impressive stained glass and Thistle Chapel.

St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

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Next, we encountered the vibrant, Edinburgh Fringe scene with a section of the Royal Mile dedicated to various performers promoting their acts for the event.

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We walked round the back of the Cathedral and visited the former Scottish Parliament building and is now home of the Scottish legal profession. This is where a sovereign Scottish Parliament last ment in 1707 prior to disbanding and joining with England to form the U.K.

Royal Mile, Edinburgh

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Next, guests availed of a free afternoon prior to attending the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this evening. Selected images from the Tattoo are provided below.

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