HOLYROOD PALACE, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – One of the highlights of my trip to Edinburgh was Holyrood Palace. It’s one of the queen’s residences in Scotland. She has many. I’ve been to a few royal palaces throughout the UK and each one is special. This one typically gets national attention during Holyrood week in late June. Other than that, it’s a little forgotten. But to me it was something to remember.
You can’t take photographs inside, so unfortunately I can’t show you any this time. But I will say that it was grand and stately. As it should be.
There was also a ruined abbey that was clearly past its heydey. But it had the most beautiful arches and the sudden blue sky highlighted its particular architecture.
The gardens were elegant. Even though the noise and clamour of the city was just metres away, it was so peaceful and serene. Beautiful colours and romantic trees.
From nearby you can also walk up Arthur’s seat. But I was short on time and so had to skip it.
Finally, I finished the day off with one of these. One of the best I’ve ever had actually.
What’s your favourite royal palace?
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – The Castle.
Just got back from three days in Scotland. Loved it and want to go back. More photos to come.
STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, ENGLAND – The Cotswolds are a range of striking hills considered to be an Area of Outstanding Beauty. They are found in southwestern and west-central England, an area 25 miles (40 km) across and 90 miles (145 km) long. The area is popular for its postcard perfect villages which have homes and buildings built using the local limestone. I recently visited Stow-on-the-Wold and to my surprise found that it has many well stocked antique shops to explore.
But if you don’t want to search for antiques, it’s also just fun for a walk
And a yummy pub lunch.
Can you think of any other village in the Cotswolds that’s worth a visit?
NEW YORK- I’ve been thinking about this city today. I loved walking on the high line while I was there. If you’re in the city, take a walk here. It’s a great way to see the city.