Hillary & János visit Europe 2004

England & Scotland

King's College, from Great St Mary's Church

Trinity Street from Great St Mary's Church, with Gonville & Caius College in the foreground and Trinity College behind

Market Square from Great St Mary's Church. That's Hillary in the lower left with a backpack

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built in the 12th century

Arthur's Seat
A volcanic mountain at the southeast end of downtown Edinburgh is surrounded by Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park
Hillary and our host Tim clamber over the Salisbury Crags

Edinburgh viewed from Holyrood Park
On the right is Calton Hill, with Nelson's Monument and the Parthenon-styled National Monument. The large building directly below them is Holyrood Palace, a residence of the Scottish royal family from the 14th century. The taller spire on the left was once a church and is now the tourist information center. Directly behind it is Edinburgh Castle, which dominated the southwest end of the Old Town. The scalloped white roof in the middle left is the new Scottish Parliament building, still under construction.

The ruins of St Anthony's Chapel in Holyrood Park, which date back to the 1400s

St Margaret's Loch, on the northeast corner of Holyrood Park. Beyond is the port city Leith.

Looking back at St Anthony's Chapel and St Margaret's Loch, with its resident swans

Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle
The Old Town of Edinburgh takes the form of two parallel streets flanking a drained loch. Set down in the former lakebed are gardens and the train station. Spanning the middle (of the picture and the Old Town) is a bridge supporting 2 museums, the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy.

Inner courtyard of Edinburgh Castle

Sir Walter Scott Monument
A free-standing gothic spire over a statue of the author, seated with his favourite dog

Craigmillar Castle
Perched on a hill southeast of downtown Edinburgh is this stunning castle, begun in the early 1400s and added to over the next 2 centuries. Visitors can wander freely through nearly the entire complex.

One of the 4 corner towers of the curtain wall surrounding the inner house. Dating from the mid-1400s, the wall is topped with a machicolated walkway from which defenders could drop projectiles or other nasty surprises on attackers.

The original great hall and the room above, once divided by a wooden floor. The fireplace was added in 1500.

View out a window from high in the original section

Top floor of the original section

In 1661 a new owner added this residential wing because the older section on the left was below current standards of comfort.

The British Museum
Hillary in a hall of Assyrian friezes

If you don't know what this is, my caption won't help

Westminster Abbey

Trafalgar Square
Nelson's Column and a double-decker bus in front of the National Gallery

Tower Bridge

The Tower of London
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