Monday, 14 May 2012

Day Nine - The Rest of Royal Edinburgh

Another very cold and windy day, but thankfully no rain until evening. Our first stop this morning was Edinburgh Castle. The castle sits atop an extinct volcano. It is an imposing fortress which is virtually impenetrable.






The inside of the castle is a series of museums. Perhaps the most telling of all is the Prisoner of War Museum






From the Castle, we took the tour bus over to Holyrood Palace. The palace is only open when no members of the royal family are in residence. It is the older, historic suites that are open to the public, not the private residence. In spite of that, no photography is permitted inside.




 The remains of the old abbey are still on the grounds










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