|We've got about about three street levels here.
And there is a beautiful cemetery across from where J.K. Rowling wrote some Harry Potter. She took names from the monuments for some of her characters.
|There is also a darker corner of this cemetery where a religious minority was walled in until they starved or died of exposure.
|The entrance to Edinburgh Castle
And the views from that rock up there were fantastic!
|St. Giles Cathedral and the Firth of Forth
|Arthur's Seat above Edinburgh
|St. Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile.
|Many Great-Grandpa John Knox and Me.
|The podium stand where John Knox preached Calvinism (it was better than some of the alternatives.)
|Stained glass showing Knox preaching from the pulpit
|The Nave of St. Giles
|Near the end of the Royal Mile and below Arthur's Seat is the Scottish Parliament.
The Welsh Assembly is more impressive which we will see in a few days . . . .
|At the very bottom of the Royal Mile is the Queen's Residence of Holyrood.
So, the Saxon Royals still hold Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood. I'm not sure how the Stuarts feel about this.
|Edinburgh Castle from below