Holyrood Palace and Abbey

Holyrood Palace and Holyrood Abbey

Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day so we decided to tour Holyrood Palace.  We walked down High Street, known as the Royal Mile, past the Scottish Parliament to the Queens Gallery, where we purchased our tickets for the tour.  We toured the Palace first and couldn’t help comparing it to the grandeur of Alnwick Castle.  Holyrood has a great historical past, but could do with a little sprucing up. The Palace is the Queen’s residence when she is in Edinburgh as she was last weekend.  Of course, the public isn’t allowed to view any of the rooms used as her residence.  We visited the Abbey and the Gardens and took several photos.  Arthur’s Seat can be seen from the grounds and lots of people were taking advantage of the beautiful day to climb to the top.  You won’t find us making the climb.  Maybe in our younger days!  The Scottish Parliament building, just across from Holyrood is certainly one of the most unique government buildings in the UK.

Queens Gallery
Holyrood Entrance

 

Courtyard Entrance
Fountatin
Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Palace
Holyrood Abbey
Holyrood Abbey
Holyrood Abbey
Holyrood Abbey
Holyrood Abbey

 

Holyrood Abbey

 

 

Holyrood Abbey
Holyrood Gardens
Holyrood Gardens
Climbing Arthur’s Seat

 

 

Holyrood Gardens
Arthur’s Seat
Gardens Exit
Parliament
Parliament

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