Friday, August 24, 2012

Palace of Holyroodhouse


On our final day in Edinburgh, we visited the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Our visit included the Queen's Gallery, the palace, the gardens and a walking tour of the nearby Holyrood Park. The Palace of Holyroodhouse was where Mary Queen of Scots spent alot of time. It is also where Queen Elizabeth awards honors to Scottish notables including the Order of the Thistle. Sean Connery was knighted by the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 2000. 

  Thistle & Heather


Holyrood Park 


Arthur's Seat 


Walking through Holyrood Park

 Looking towards Edinburgh


Palace of Holyroodhouse

Remains of Holyrood Abbey