Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Ayr, Scotland and drove north-east to Edinburgh. this leg took about two hours in sunny weather.

Our first stop was the Rosslyn Chapel which dates from the 15th century and has become famous consequent upon featuring in the Da Vinci Code ( book and film). The Chapel took forty years to complete using a cadre of the best stone masons of the day under sponsorship of the Sinclair family who home was a castle located nearby. The Chapel is full of high quality carvings including the famous Apprentice Pillar.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

Our arrival at Rosslyn coincided with an interesting and well presented talk on topic of the medieval knight, his armour and weaponry.

Next, we moved on through Edinburgh to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Inverleith, about one mile from the city centre.This facility was established in 1820 and extends to 70 acres. It is a world-class botanic garden which is home to nearly 15000 species.The many features include:

  • Alpine House
  • Arboretum
  • Chinese Hillside
  • Glasshouses
  • Herbaceous Border
  • Native Woodland
  • Rock Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland

Monkey Puzzle Tree at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Upon concluding our visit to the botanic garden we drove across Edinburgh and checked into our lodgings for the night. Next we had a meal in a local pub and then attended a performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.

Video clip of Tattoo

Video clip of Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

Royal Edinburgh Mliitary Tattoo 2015

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2015

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