Monday 11 August
The morning was cold and windy but there was no rain so we rugged up and set out to explore Edinburgh.
Edinburgh Military Tattoo performed at night but there is also the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival so there is no shortage of entertainment on offer.
National Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street.
The weather was still fine so after returning to the hotel to check the details for the evening, we continued our walk to Calton Hill.
Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the Royal Family in Scotland.
National Monument of Scotland, though you have to look hard for information at the site providing its history. Building was commenced in 1822 to commemorate the many Scottish soldiers who died during the the Napoleonic Wars. The Scotsman, on 17 February 2014, published an article on the state of the monument.