We bought tickets for a Ghost Tour, which starts at 7 pm close to St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile. Our tour guide is in appropriate make-up and costume. We walk around St. Giles learning of John Knox then the 20 of us on the tour walk at a brisk pace to the Greyfriers Kirk and Cemetary. After several stops with goulish tales we walk the seven blocks to the area under the bridges. The guide opens a door between some shops and escorts is downstairs to a dark and hot area where more scary stories are told. He is very entertaining.
Friday after hot showers and a relaxed breakfast in the apartment we board the Hop-on Hop-Off Bus which stops directly across from our apartment. The live tour guide gives us a wondrous overview of the Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh. We see Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Memorial, New Town, Calton Hill with the Nelson Monument in the shape of an upside-down telescope, Arthur's Seat and may other sites of interest.
We do the full loop then stay on the bus until it drops us off at Hollyrood Palace, the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Photo's are not allowed within the Palace, but we are able to catch a few photographs of the exterior and of the ruins of the 12th Century Hollyrood Abby.
We have a very late lunch at a pub near the Palace on the Royal Mile and do a little shopping on the way back to the apartment for a short rest.
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