Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland Photos

Edinburgh's Royal Mile runs along an elevated ridge from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. Along the way are several Medieval buildings, churches and museums, of note.

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Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle seen from New Town. Edinburgh, Scotland Molded ceiling & coat of arms in Antechamber at royal apartments at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Carved horse at Scottish National War Memorial. Edinburgh, Scotland
National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle courtyard with heritage buildings & statue of Field Marshal Earl Haig. Edinburgh, Scotland Thin Red Line depicting 93rd Highlanders at Crimean War battle of Balaclava in 1854 painting by Robert Gibb at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Sporran with 42nd Highland Regiment thistle & sphinx design at National War Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Scots Regiment Museum, Edinburgh Castle Museum of Royal Scots Regiment & Royal Regiment of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Silver soup tureen by Paul Storr at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Regimental Gorgets & buttons at Royal Scots Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
Upper Royal Mile near Edinburgh Castle Upper end of Royal Mile approaching entrance to Edinburgh Castle with Outlook Tower of Camera Obscura & World of Illusions building. Edinburgh, Scotland Red & white towered building on Royal Mile at corner of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh, Scotland Camera Obscura & World of Illusions building on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland
The Hub (former Church of Scotland) The Hub now Centre for Edinburgh's Festival on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Gabled buildings fronting Wardrop's Court on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Looking up Lawnmarket section of Royal Mile from Bank Street. Edinburgh, Scotland
Gladstone's Land Tenement House Museum Gladstone's Land tenement house in middle with entrance arches on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Four poster canopy bed in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland Renaissance painted ceiling with exotic fruits in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland
Writers' Museum in Lady Stair's Close Lady Stair's Close with tower of Writers' Museum on left. Edinburgh, Scotland Busts of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scot, & Robert Louis Stevenson at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Sir Walter Scott's Meerschaum pipe at Writers' Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
Duke of Buccleuch Statue, Edinburgh Memorial statue to Walter Francis Montegu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch & 7th Duke of Queensberry. Edinburgh, Scotland Stag with shield on Duke of Buccleuch statue. Edinburgh, Scotland In library relief panel by William Birnie Rhind on Duke of Buccleuch statue. Edinburgh, Scotland
St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Scottish crown steeple of St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland Modern hanging lamps at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland Detail of Christ stilling the tempest & walking on the sea stained glass window by Douglas Strachan of Edinburgh at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland
Thistle Chapel in St. Giles' Cathedral Chapel of the Thistle exterior at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland Crests of members of Order of Thistle in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland Carved monkey eating fruit in Thistle Chapel at St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland
Parliament Square, Edinburgh Former Parliament Hall now Supreme Courts of Scotland on Parliament Square. Edinburgh, Scotland High Court of Justiciary. Edinburgh, Scotland Lothian Regional Chambers. Edinburgh, Scotland
Parliament Square, Edinburgh Market cross topped by unicorn beside St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh, Scotland Alexander Taming Bucephalus statue by John Steell in courtyard of Edinburgh's City Chambers. Edinburgh, Scotland Dome of former Head Office of Bank of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Bank + George IV Bridge Streets, Edinburgh Looking up George IV Bridge Street from National Museum to Bank of Scotland dome. Edinburgh, Scotland National Library of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Greyfriars Kirk. Edinburgh, Scotland
National Museum of Scotland (NMS), Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland new wing. Edinburgh, Scotland First structure of National Museum of Scotland inspired by London's Crystal Palace & opened as Edinburgh Museum of Science & Art. Edinburgh, Scotland Bronze pony cap found in bog near Torrs at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
NMS Decorative Arts Silver-painted side chair for Willow Tea Rooms by Charles Rennie Mackintosh & made by Francis Smith of Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Silver Craigievar mazer with maplewood bowl by James Craufurd of Edinburgh at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland Earthenware salt bucket by Caledonian Pottery of Townhead, Glasgow at National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland
Lower Royal Mile, Edinburgh High St. with Scots Baronial tenement & Royal Mile Market. Edinburgh, Scotland Canongate Kirk. Edinburgh, Scotland Heritage public school building on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland
John Knox House Museum, Edinburgh Well head in front of John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland Ceiling painting with bearded creature in Oak room at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland Goldsmith work table with leather to capture scrap gold at John Knox House. Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh Museum of Childhood on Royal Mile. Edinburgh, Scotland Gallery at Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh, Scotland Toy dogs at Museum of Childhood. Edinburgh, Scotland
Canongate Tollbooth People's Story Museum, Edinburgh The People's Story Museum in Canongate Tollbooth. Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh town crier outfit at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland Armorial symbols of Edinburgh corporations & guilds on wood & class at People's Story Museum. Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Edinburgh Museum of Edinburgh in heritage buildings on Royal Mile around Bakehouse Close. Edinburgh, Scotland Lobster-tail helmet type used by Scottish soldiers during Covenanting Wars at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Views of Great Fire of Edinburgh lithograph by William Turner of London at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Silver at Museum of Edinburgh Silver Monteith wine glass rinser by Colin McKenzie of Edinburgh at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Ceramics & Glass at Museum of Edinburgh Pearlware novelty pipe attrib. East Coast Potteries at Museum of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh City Art Centre Entrance lobby at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland Barber shop bear to advertise bear grease to keep hair & scalp healthy at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland Tristan & Isolde painting in Celtic Revival style by John Duncan at Edinburgh City Art Centre. Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Entrance of Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh, Scotland Abstract crow steps shape of traditional Scottish building gables behind staves on walls of Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh, Scotland Sidewalk level of Royal Mile facade of Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh, Scotland
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Our Dynamic Earth fabric membrane stretched over steel skeleton seen against Salisbury Crags volcanic formation. Edinburgh, Scotland Model of an ancient scorpion at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland Passageway portals illustrate earth's various types of sea at Our Dynamic Earth. Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Holyrood Palace wing built under Charles II with crowned clock tower over doorway. Edinburgh, Scotland Upper details of Holyrood Palace fountain. Edinburgh, Scotland Entrance doors at Queens Gallery. Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh Flying buttresses of Holyrood Abbey behind Holyrood Palace. Edinburgh, Scotland Gothic arches of Holyrood Abbey. Edinburgh, Scotland
Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh Salisbury Crags rock formation of Arthur's Seat extinct volcano. Edinburgh, Scotland Salisbury Crags & Arthur's Seat over roofline of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, Scotland Holyrood Palace gates seen against Salisbury Crags volcanic rock formation of Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh, Scotland

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