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Nesting swan at Lochleven Castle

This morning, benefiting from sunny, dry weather we embarked on a trip, ex-Edinburgh. as follows:

  • First, to Linlithgow Palace, a former Stuart royal palace on banks of a loch (lake). Thus former high status residence is where Mary was born on or about Dec 7th 1542 although the actual room is no longer intact. In 1746 the palace was destroyed by fire, apparently accidentally, in course of occupation by Redcoat soldiers.However, the basic stone structure remains intact and makes for a rewarding visit and insight into the Renaissance period.

Linlithgow Loch

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Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests on arrival at Edinburgh Airport at commencement of a Mary, Queen of Scots themed tour.

We started at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and connected Abbey where guests undertook a self-guided tour lasting about two hours.

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Kellie Castle, Fife, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on Kellie Castle and its gardens.

The castle is located about 5 km from Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife and thus fits nicely with the Fife Coast ‘tourist trail’ between Edinburgh and St. Andrews which includes St. Monans and Crail.

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