Down The Hill To The Palace of Holyrood House

Another Name for Alley

On the way down Royal Mile we slipped through Jolies Close (alley) to visit  The Writers Museum which houses artifacts from Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns two of Scotland’s most famous writers. It’s a tiny building with steep stone steps. But the trips up and down stairs is so worth the time and effort. We stopped at the famous Decon Brodies for lunch then caught a hop on hop off bus down the hill to the Palace of Holyrood House. Holyrood is famous because it is the official residence of the Monarch and houses the bedroom of Mary Queen of Scots. The stone steps of which ther are twenty five open up into her bedroom. The ceiling is so low that padding was added for those who are tall to protect their heads. The actual bed is protected behind glass.

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