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The Heart Edinburgh's Old Town: The Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is the name given to a succession of streets which constitutes the primary thoroughfare between the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Old Town Edinburgh. Interestingly the length of the royal mile is about 1.81 km which is approximately one Scotts mile long; it is longer than the English mile but hasn’t been used for measurements since the 18th century. Geographically royal mile starts at the plug of an extinct volcano where the Edinburgh castle sits and goes downhill on a gentle crag and tail formation which was created when the glacial ice melted during the last ice age. The royal mile is made up of six distinct areas and their respective main streets. Starting at the top (west) the thoroughfare goes downhill where the streets Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate form the royal mile in that order.
TripBlogOct 14, 2019 0 3,152
Top Attraction in Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse
The palace of holyroodhouse is the official residence of the monarch and has housed many generations of the royal family. However the lavish palace as we see it today is not what it started out to be and has seen its share of transformations over the centuries. Interestingly the palace started out not as a royal place but as an abbey which can still be seen today as part of the palace grounds. According to the legends, in 1128 AD, David I established a monastery for the Augustinian order and the name ‘holy rood’ means ‘holy cross’. Originally the name Holyroodhouse belonged to the guest house maintained by the Abbot of Holyrood. The construction of a new residence beside the abbey was started in 1501 by James IV for himself and his new queen Margaret Tudor.
TripBlogOct 10, 2019 0 2,815
Panoramic Views Of The Whole City Edinburgh From Calton Hill
Inspiring visitors and locals for the past few decades, Calton Hill has today evolved into a major hub. Famous for panoramic views, if you are a landscape photography buff, then Calton Hill Edinburgh is the place to be. The hill has a small village which not only has a rich history but is also intrinsic to the region. Situated at the bottom of Carlton Ravine to the west of the hill, its earlier name was Craigend. As it fell on the road from Leith Wynd, it is also sometimes called the Western Road to Leith.
TripBlogOct 10, 2019 0 4,432
16 Awesome Things to Do in Edinburgh Scotland
Stratford-On-Avon and Manchester are the first things which come to mind when you think of the UK. In reality, there are so many things to do in Edinburgh that you might need a separate holiday for it. Yes, the tiny city of Edinburgh has so much to offer you that you will need to settle down there to finish visiting all of its attractions. A hilly area, located in Scotland, has successfully preserved it’s heritage and adopted modern architecture at the same time. So much so, that you will find a medieval Old Town and an elegant New Town in the Georgian style. Home to the famous Edinburgh Castle which houses the Stone of Destiny and the crown jewels, Edinburgh is truly a city one shouldn’t miss.
TripBlogOct 9, 2019 0 2,372
A Tour Guide to Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh Scotland
The Royal Yacht Britannia is Leith's most popular attraction. Great Britain has had a very strong connection with the seas and oceans for centuries. Plan your trip for a tour of the iconic royal yacht Britannia in the beautiful city of Edinburgh in Scotland. Rated as one of the top 5 tourist attractions in the UK, this is truly a must-visit place. Here is a brief information about the story of this royal vessel, activities and things to do, along with all the facilities it has to offer.
TripBlogOct 9, 2019 0 5,794
10 must-see in the National Museum of Scotland
Your trip to Edinburgh is incomplete without a visit to the National Museum of Scotland. The museum not only exhibits artefacts of Europe but also showcases exhibits from across the world. From Northern America to East Asia, from Egypt to Africa, from Meteorites to mammals, the museum, with over 800 spectacular arrays of exhibits in its windows, has many tales to tell about the history of this world.
TripBlogSep 23, 2019 0 1,177
Plan your trip to Arthur’s Seat Edinburgh, iconic landmark of Scotland Highland
Considered to be providing one of the best views of the Edinburgh landscape, sitting 251 m (823 ft) above the sea level, Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano and the main peak of the Edinburgh group of hills. One of the best places to go for a hike and to enjoy the most beautiful scenic views of the whole city, makes it a must-visit place in Scotland. A quick getaway from the humdrum of the city to sit and enjoy some quality time with yourself, Arthur’s seat is what calls to the attention.
TripBlogSep 23, 2019 0 1,402
What to see and do in Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Scotland is one of the most eminent historical structures and is the most-visited tourist attraction in Scotland. It was built in the 12th century by David-I and is the perfect example of worth seeing architecture and valor in Edinburgh. The Castle has its fair share in the history of Scotland. Most of the eminent Kings and Queens lived in this castle as it was once the epitome of luxury and power. The castle has various shops within its premises where you can find the perfect gift or memento for your visit ranging from wine to jewelry. The Edinburgh Castle also hosts weddings functions in order to give the visitors a chance to experience a royal wedding. Located amidst the hills of Castle Rock, the castle provides a great view of the Edinburgh City. The beauty and its ancient royal history cannot be compared with anything else.
TripBlogSep 23, 2019 0 1,522