After going up the Monument, we decided to look at more local history and went to John Knox house. it was another audio guide, with disappointingly small hand sets this time , based on the life of the house and one of its most famous inhabitants.
Built in 1470 and home to Knox for a short time, John know was leader of the Protestant Reformation, he also worked for the church of England and for King Edward VI of England. But was soon banished by Mary Tudor when she ascended the throne as she was a devote Roman catholic. The tour shows all the deceit and politics connected to Knox, religion and the throne.
Its on the Royal Mile near The Worlds End ( sadly it has nothing to do with the Simon Pegg film), its a pub where the wall surrounding Edinburgh used to be. As the people who lived inside Edinburgh had to pay to leave the city many didn’t and so it was where there world ended.
Also known as the only sunny day, was a good opportunity it take some pictures.
( sorry the alignment of the photos have gone wonky ) We ended up walking around the castle and out to the other side in search of a model shop. I had a ruff idea of where the shop was but my dad was determined to stick to Google maps on the phone. So we ended up in the middle of some housing estate but we got to see more of Scotland than we would of done by going around the back . We also found a foreign cinema which we might of gone in if it was like any of the other days that week. We also stopped off at a bubble tea place where I got a strawberry green tea and we went into a few nice shops where I found my outfit for Leeds festival, I just need the wellies now.