Edinburgh

15/07/2012

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There's so many things to cover in Edinburgh that it's hard to know where to start, so at random I'll start with some of and from the castle.

Near the castle is the Camera Obscura, the roof of which offers some great views across the city.

The hill partly visible in the background of the above view is Arthur's Seat, which is a long extinct volcano.  We climbed up there, and there were some wonderful views from there, some of which follow.

The first is a small lake in the remains of the crater, it's always got a lot of birds around and on it.

The second is looking down from the summit to Holyrood Palace and site of the new Scottish Parliament building, across the city to the Firth of Forth.

Looking up at the climb.

Made it !!  It is quite steep and rocky in places.

Now for some shots of the Fringe Festival, an amazing variety of street theatre.

Holyrood Palace is the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh.

Three final views, all in Edinburgh.  The first two are a fountain in Princes Street Gardens and a piper at one of the entrances.

The last one, a Highland cow in a field at the entrance to the camp site we used.

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Photos not otherwise credited are 2001/2002 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.