Holyrood Abbey and Abbey Strand

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Holyrood Abbey and Abbey Strand is a World Heritage site even though it only leaves one with an impression of what it once was. The Abbey Strand is a three story building dating from the late 15th Century or early 16th Century that houses a Historic Scotland bookshop.

Holyrood Abbey and Abbey Strand

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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh City Centre

The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.