For those of you just joining me recently this will be completely out of the blue as well as stupidly out of order. Please forgive. I owe myself a finished trip report...
Edinburgh trip report - early April 2012 - Day 3 - Edinburgh Castle
What a gorgeous day this turned out to be. I really should have gone into the Pentlands, which I had scheduled for Day 4, but Day 2 dawned sunny as well and quickly clouded over so how was I to know?
So, the Castle. It looms over the city on this massive mountain of rock. I keep taking pictures of it, hoping to show how epic it is but it just doesn’t manage to translate onto the comparatively miniscule screen on the back of my camera. Similarly, the views from the Castle are unbelievable and difficult to translate to screen.
One of the interesting things is that the buildings up there don’t look very - castley - to me, and this is hilarious because there was an exhibit which I absolutely could not get any pics of because it was in a closed in, dark room that simply defied my camera - but it was all about remodeling the castle buildings - and a couple of the proposed ideas were quite epically castley. In the end none of the plans were adopted. As they stand, the buildings are fairly square and practical, barracks-like. I approached the Castle through Princes’ Street Gardens and part of the cemetery attached to St. John’s.( On with the Castle )