Today was the day of doing the traditional tourist activity of travelling around the city of Edinburgh on the open top buses. We headed down to Waverley Station to pick up our tickets early this morning and then jumped on the first tour bus. We got very good seats upstairs but the weather was quite over cast. I took a lot of photos from this angle as it often gives a much better view of the famous tourist attractions around the city. After two or three hours on various bus tours we hopped off at the Palace of Holyroodhouse at the other end of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. We didn’t go inside as it was very crowded with coach loads of tourists but I managed to quickly grab this photo through the gates of the Palace.
After such a long day of travelling yesterday we didn’t leave the hotel till quite late. By the time we had walked into the city centre the Bus Tours were extremely busy and had long queues for tickets. We decided that another day would be better, when we came out earlier. I did however get some interesting photographs of the wonderful architecture on Princes Street.
We finally managed to get to our hotel in Edinburgh at around half five. We showered and relaxed before heading back into the city for our evening meal. The Mussel Inn is one of the best sea food restaurants in Edinburgh and was up to its usually high standards. I then went for a little walk up and down Princes Street to get some photos of the castle.
I took the photo on a walk around the castle in the evening. Spent most of the day exploring the major shopping areas of the city but the evening was spent wandering around with the digital camera. As soon as I saw this merry-go-round or carousel in the grounds below Edinburgh Castle I knew it had to be photographed. This image was capture at 8:10 in this evening. I am really loving these long summer evenings.