Afternoon: Historic Houses
Something that needs to be a part of your 2 days in Edinburgh Itinerary is Edinburgh Castle. Dominating our skyline, there is evidence of life on Castle Rock dating back to the Iron Age - 2800 years ago! One of my favourite things about this place is that you can see different time periods from the variations in brickwork. Every time the castle was taken over, demolished or rebuilt, there was a change in the bricks and design, so this is a great example of the history of the city. Enjoy the panoramic view from the green in front of the building, where you can people watch among the winding streets of the old town. Wander east along the Royal Mile, enjoying the traditional buildings as you pass, and head up to The Palace of Holyrood House. The picture of elegance and grandeur, this is where the Queen of England stays whenever she visits Scotland, and it’ll always be one of the top things to do in Edinburgh. Built in the 12th century, the palace has been home to famous monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie; it’s always been at the heart of royal history. Tour the majestic walls and gaze at the glamour of the 17th century décor which surrounds you, it’s the fanciest place in Edinburgh. After exploring the beautiful grounds, there’s a short walk to the parliament building and Queen Mary’s bath house for more historical discovery.