Exploring the architectural history of Edinburgh

The final part of this series looking at some of the UK’s top spots for architecture enthusiasts takes us to Scotland. Edinburgh’s architectural history has much to offer visitors, even if they are a complete novice when it comes to building design.

As such, whether you take a guided tour or just grab a map and head off around the city, here are some of the must see buildings of Edinburgh:

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Situated at the foot of Arthur’s Seat on the outskirts of Holyrood Park, the Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth II. In fact