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Holyrood Abbey ruins

Travel Photo: Holyrood Abbey Ruins

The romantic Holyrood Abbey ruins at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh are a stark reminder that time and historic events can destroy the most beautiful buildings in the world. Holyrood Abbey’s name refers to “Holy Cross” as “rood” is an Old English word for “cross” – referring to the one Jesus was crucified upon. Founded in 1128 by King David I ...

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Exploring historic Edinburgh

Honeymoon in the UK: Day 5 – Exploring Historic Edinburgh And Scotch Whisky

Day five of our honeymoon in the UK had us exploring historic Edinburgh and Scotch Whisky. Recuperated from our long first day in Edinburgh, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast in the hotel restaurant and headed for more exploration of the city. Day two in Edinburgh included a chilly, brisk wind and lower temperatures. Walking fast helped keep us warm, but ...

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