The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is a collective name for the streets connecting Edinburgh Castle, at the top end, with Holyroodhouse at the bottom. The official names of these streets are Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and Canongate, and a short stretch called Abbey Strand leading up to the entrance of the Palace Read More …

Edinburgh Castle

“All these ramparts and fortifications were built in the Middle Ages to keep the English out. But now we have a better way — eight pounds fifty.” Thus spake our Scottish tour guide at Edinburgh Castle in 2003. Since then the defenses have been further strengthened, so to speak, since Read More …