According to several of the stores on High Street and the owner of K1Yarns, 89 Victoria St (or West Bow, street names can be rather tricky), this is the only wool shop in Edinburgh. Cheerful and well lighted, the selection is varied, consisting mostly of Scottish Yarns with a few others thrown in (Opal, Schoppel, Haku, Malbrigo).
and yes, it is set into the side of the hill. The street itself takes a rather nice curve on its downhill course.
As for the rest of the day, rather than overwhelm you with pictures, I will provide just a few and add a couple of pages to my images section. These are the highlights – all will enlarge on clicking.
We saw the Castle. If ever going there, I strongly suggest buying your tickets on line. There is a nice little machine that issues tickets and avoids lines that could be up to several hours long. As we were leaving, several people in line were calling friends and family to do exactly that.
Inside the castle grounds, besides numerous exhibits – there are also three regimental museums
and the Scottish War Memorial.
Just down the hill is the Lovely Tartan Weaving Mill with both displays and lots for sale.
Walking all the way down the Royal Mile,we stopped at the People’s Museum with an interesting exhibit on women gaining the Vote in Scotland.
and the Museum of Childhood.
Holyrood Castle and the Queen’s Gallery are at the bottom of the slope.
with the Scottish Parliament just across the street.
Beyond the Residence is Holyrood Park. Adjacent is the remnants of an old volcano rising several hundred meters above the plain. Those who have more energy than brains can hike up either the ridge
or go all the way up to Arthur’s seat
some of us settled for looking out over the city
before climbing back down the hill and heading to the Scott Monument.
and taking more photos of the city.
All in all, we had a great day and certainly burned off enough energy.