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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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Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a popular visitor site with many and varied places of interest.

The Royal Mile is a partly pedestrianised thoroughfare which comprises a succession of streets in the Old Town and stretches between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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View from summit of Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

View from summit of Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park, Edinburgh.

This evening, I am posting information on Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The park comprises an extensive open space featuring small lochs (lakes) but is essentially hilly with the peak, Arthur’s Seat, sitting at the centre at a height of 251 metres/823 feet. Arthur’s Seat  and adjacent area is of volcanic origin dating back 310m-360m years when Scotland was situated near to the equator. There is also an exposed cliff edge named Salisbury Crags which was formed slightly later than Arthur’s Seat by magma flowing from deep inside the earth.

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