Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings and transferred into Edinburgh.

First, we visited Edinburgh Castle where guests viewed the Crown Jewels of Scotland followed by the Great Hall, St Margaret’s Chapel, Mons Meg Cannon and prison. High vantage point also provided good views of Edinburgh city and Forth of Forth.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh and Firth of Forth, Scotland

MMons meg Cannon at Edinburgh Castle

Next, we connected with the hop-on-hop-off tour bus and availed of  a tour of both Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh New Town entailing:

  • Royal Mile
  • Flodden Wall,
  • Scottish Parliament,
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Charlotte Square.
  • George Street.
  • Views of Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags.
  • Princes Street.
  • Royal Scottish Academy.
  • Greyfriars Bobby.

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Flodden Wall, Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh.

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland

George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh

Next, we had lunch in the Elephant Cafe, the reputed ‘birth place’ of Harry Potter, then on to Rosslyn Chapel, about 7 miles south of Edinburgh. Here we arrived in time for the 3.00 pm talk on the medieval building which dates from the 15th century and took forty years to build. In recent times the Chapel has achieved fame through featuring in the Da Vinci Code.

Aspiring author at Elephant House Cafe, Edinburgh

Elephant House Cafe, Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Scotland

The Rosslyn Chapel concluded our touring for the day. Tomorrow, we visit St Andrews and the Fife Coast.

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