zaterdag 16 juli 2011

Edinburgh part 1

Leith and Arthur's Seat

What city better to visit then Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, if you are interested in adventure, souvenirs and lots of history. So off we went for a small city trip specializing in rain and ghosts.

The hotel, is situated in the Leith the harbour district of Edinburgh.

The room gives a great view over the Leith Links.

There are records that they played golf on the Leith Links in 1457.
In the 17 century it was a burial pit for the plague victims.

Leith harbour

The old whale gun makes the connection to the time that the offices Christian Salvesen were on the south side of Bernard Street.
The whaling industrie were operating in a leith harbour far away.

Arthurs Seat

The next day we went on to Holyrood Park. "Park" is a strange name for a couple of hills. The highest is Arthurs Seat.

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of the castle. The hill rises above the city to a height of 251 metres (823 ft), provides excellent views, is quite easy to climb, and is a popular walk.

" a Easy climb??"

Blue sky and fantastic views!!

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