7. A Trip to Edinburgh Part II
Continuing down to Holyrood Palace and back up to the Scot Monument
Leaving St Giles and heading down the Royal Mile towards Holyrood, but much to see on the way.
John Knox's house is the white building in the centre of the picture and on the left is the oldest surviving dwelling house in Edinburgh, the early 16th century four-storied Moubray House which in its time has been a tavern, bookshop and a temperance hotel!
The clock tower by the Tolbooth Tavern in Canongate.
The entrance to the Old Tolbooth Wynd - a real medieval feel to this section of Canongate.
The late 16th century turreted steeple clock tower of Canongate Tolbooth.
The hills above Holyroodhouse which is to the right over the wall.
Some exciting stone sculptures behind the back of Holyroodhouse which nobody seems to have found - except by accident - they deserve to be better signposted.
These sculptures are found at the most western side of Holyrood Park.
The sad ruins of Holyrood Abbey.
Little is left of Holyrood Abbey's Norman Church, what you see dates from 12th and 13th century built in the Early Gothic style of architecture.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Walking back up Canongate there is the iron gated entrance to the church of Canongate Kirk. Just outside the entrance is a statue commemorating the work of the Scottish poet Robert Fergusson who was born in Edinburgh in 1730 and died in Bedlam in 1774.
Canongate Kirk which exhibits a renaissance style of architecture but was built in the late 17th century.
The Old Tolbooth Wynd off Canongate, one of the oldest parts of Edinburgh.
The fine red sandstone building of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street. The building is modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice.
The is a good cafe with an excellent standard of food.
The mural summarising Scottish history in the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery - an amazing piece of 'artwork'.
The Scott Monument on Princes Street, Edinburgh City.
The statue of the writer Sir Walter Scot at the base of the 'Scott Memorial'.
Another view of Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock.
The Church of St John which is an Episcopalian Chapel on Princes Street.
The silhouette of Edinburgh Castle in the evening light before catching the train back to Yorkshire - I don't know what the prominent statue on the right is?
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