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Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on the historic Abbey at foot of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

The adjacent Palace of Holyroodhouse has its origins in a guest house or royal chambers connected with the Abbey. This was the home of an Augustinian order founded by David I ( reigned 1124-53). There is a legend that founding of the Abbey was inspired by King David’s vision of a stag with a cross or ‘rood’ between its antlers. The name ‘Holyrood’ may be derived from a fragment of the true cross brought to Scotland by David’s mother, St Margaret.

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Flying an Owl at Dalhousie Castle

Today was characterised by light rain and strong winds in the morning progressively improving to sunshine in the afternoon.

We departed Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, about 9.30 am and then embarked on a tour as follows:

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Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Today, guests have a free day in context of fourteen day tour of Scotland. As we are in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, I took the opportunity for a tour of key sites images of which can be seen herein.

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