Friday, 24.08.2012

On our last day in Edinburgh we payed an extended visit to the Castle.

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce watching over the gate

Scottish National War Memorial and Royal Palace

At the Royal Palace the Honours of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny are on display. St. Margaret's Chapel is the oldest part of the castle dating from the 12th century.

Great Hall

stained glass window in St. Margaret's Chapel

Tattoo seats with Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags in the background

The daily firing of the One O'Clock Gun is watched by a crowd of tourists and is accompanied by a bagpipe player.

  One O'Clock Gun

After the castle visit we walked through Grassmarket and along the foot of Castle Hill to the New Town, where we followed the Water of Leith Walkways to Stockbridge. Despite its reputation we could not find anything especially charming in this part of the town.

  Leith Walk

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