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Back down in the lowlands, and a brief visit near the end of the day to the remains of Cambuskenneth Abbey, near Stirling. That's ample historic buildings for a day.

29th January 2013

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Continuing the familiarisation trip with a tour of Holyrood Park, its geography and its visitor management issues. Insufficient time and wet weather prevents a climb to the top of Arthur's Seat, but I'm sure this will feature on a subsequent trip. A complex property with a huge range of terrain from urban roads to rugged mountain summit, slightly outside the normal Historic Scotland portfolio. An excellent induction to an iconic property.

Later, an important meeting with Historic Scotland people as the visitor safety project moves into gear.