As I mentioned in the last post, we toured the royal yacht Britannia after we left the castle. It was interesting to see how the royal family lived on vacation when they had the yacht. It was decommissioned in the late1990s and is now only used for occasional ceremonies.
|The foredeck where the family could play|
|The queen's bedroom|
|The state dining room|
|The queen's office|
|The drawing room for after dinner|
After touring the yacht, we had some tea overlooking the yacht. Then it was back on the bus to head to Holyrood Palace, the residence of the queen when she is in Edinburgh. It's also where Mary Queen of Scots lived and is full of Scottish history. No photographs were permitted inside.
|Lavish statue in the forecourt|
This stairway comes out of the place right where it meets the old abbey. It is where the queen enters to greet her garden party guests.