Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from hotel on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and then progressed on a walking tour of Edinburgh taking in the following sites:

  • Edinburgh Castle, including Crown Jewels and Great Hall.
  • Elephant Cafe, where J.K.Rowling wrote some of her ‘Harry Potter’ books.
  • Old Scottish Parliament, now utilised by the legal profession.
  • St. Giles Cathedral, where, unfortunately, the Thistle Chapel was closed.
  • Royal Mile
  • Burial place of early economist, Adam Smith in Canongate Kirkyard.
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse. Exterior only as closed to public for official function.
  • Scottish Parliament. Exterior only.
  • Calton Hill, with its ‘Athens of the North’ architecture and views of Leith and Firth of Forth.

After concluding our Edinburgh tour we moved on to the Fife Coast by way of the Forth Bridge stopping to visit:

  • Lower Largo and home of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ role model, Alexander Selkirk.
  • Historic, St Monans Church.
  • Pittenweem harbour with its active fishing industry.
  • Anstruther, with its harbour, marina and shops.

Tonight, we overnight in Anstruther in readiness for tomorrow’s boat trip to Isle of May.

Edinburgh and Firth of Forth from Edinburgh Castle

Mons Meg, Edinburgh Castle

Royal Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland


Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Adam Smith Tombstone, Edinburgh, Scotland

Leith and Firth & Forth from Calton Hill, Scotland

St. Monans Church, Fife, Scotland

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